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A separate law will appear for the construction of the Lensky bridge in Yakutia

A separate law will appear for the construction of the Lensky bridge in Yakutia

The State Assembly of Yakutia will create a bill to monitor the implementation of concession agreements in the republic. First of all, it will concern the construction of the Lensky bridge, which was approved by the deputies.

According to the speaker of the regional parliament, Pyotr Gogolev, the bill should dot i on the subsequent construction process of the Lensky bridge, describe in detail how and in what form the parliament should participate in monitoring the construction of the bridge and the implementation of the concession agreement.

According to the press service of the government of Yakutia, the chairman of the government of the republic, Vladimir Solodov, said that the concession also saves money on the regional budget. According to him, every year without a bridge the republic is lost up to 2,5% of the GDP growth rate, and each resident overpays 1 rubles a month.

So far, the project has not approved funding from the federal budget. As noted by Vladimir Solodov, the final cost of construction will be determined based on the results of the development and passage of the state examination of project documentation. After that, the federal authorities will finally determine the mechanism for financing the project and allocate funding.

Moreover, the concession agreement stipulates a condition under which either party can initiate termination of the agreement if federal funding is not determined before March 1, 2021. The authorities of Yakutia in this case will be able to choose a different construction mechanism and will not incur costs.

The authorities of Yakutia and the consortium of the state corporation Rostec and the VIS group signed Concession agreement on the construction of the Lensky bridge in mid-February. The concessionaire at his own expense is already began surveying.

The bridge will be erected in the narrowest place Lena near the village of Tabaga. Works are going to be completed Until 2025 year. According to preliminary estimates, the total length of the bridge will be more than three km, and the length of approaches is about 11 km.

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