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Private concessionaire selected for Lensky bridge

Private concessionaire selected for Lensky bridge

In Yakutia, they chose a private concessionaire for the design, construction and operation of an automobile bridge over the Lena River. The competition was won by a company representing a consortium of Rostec State Corporation and the VIS Group.

According to the press service of the regional government, the consortium filed a private concession initiative, which was carefully worked out from both the economic and technical sides. According to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Yakutia, Kirill Bychkov, this is the only serious offer of the investor, provided with all necessary resources and giving confidence that the stated goals and obligations will be fulfilled.

Last summer, a project to build a bridge across the Lena River entered the national program on the development of the Far East. Its value is estimated at more than 54 billion rubles. According to the head of the region Aisen Nikolaev, these the money will pay off in future. The bridge crossing will save up to four billion rubles annually on the northern delivery.

In November 2019, the construction of the facility was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Experts have already chosen a place for the future giant - in the narrowest place of Lena near the village of Tabaga, which is 30 km above Yakutsk. The works intend to be completed by 2025.

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