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Petropavlovsk Group of Companies is interested in the construction of a bridge to China through the Amur

During a meeting in Moscow, Acting Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region Alexander Levintal with Pavel Maslovsky, head of the Petropavlovsk group of companies, the latter noted the company's interest in accelerating the construction of a bridge crossing to China across the Amur for the implementation of the Kimkano-Sutar mining and processing plant. The head of the region also spoke about the interest in the early launch of the project on the part of the company preparing a project to create a logistics park near the railway bridge, according to the press service of the governor and the government of the JAO.

About the construction of the bridge, meetings and meetings in Moscow and Khabarovsk Alexander Levintal told at today's press conference. He noted that the issue of control over the construction of a railway bridge in the area of ​​Nizhneleninsky (RF) and Tongjiang (China) was raised by him at a meeting on ensuring sustainable development of the economy and social sphere of the Far East, conducted by the RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

In March, when conducting a project implementation support headquarters a number of outstanding issues in the construction of a railway bridge between Russia and China. According to the acting governor, active work of the regional administration and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation led to the fact that the order to support the construction of a transboundary bridge and to agree on its financing was signed by Dmitry Medvedev before the meeting, therefore the focus of the report by the head of the region was to establish control over the project implementation. Dmitry Medvedev, in turn, summarized that this project is really very important and should be kept under control.

As Alexander Levintal noted, the subsequent meeting in Moscow with the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, showed that the rough spots on project financing were eliminated, critical points were passed, the main risks were removed, and taking into account Dmitry Medvedev's instructions, this issue should be resolved positively. "I see that there are no direct barriers to the construction of a bridge, moreover, the RFPI began an active organizational work. Appointed the head of the company "Rubicon", which will accelerate this process. Therefore, I hope that this project will finally find its final shape. There are, of course, a number of working issues that need to be addressed and clarified. In general, this is the most powerful anti-crisis project for the region, which, with its launch, is to receive momentum, braking should be overcome ", - summed up Alexander Levintal.

Construction of a bridge for the export of products to the PRC and the APR countries in 2007 was conceived by the iron ore company IRC Limited (part of the GC "Petropavlovsk"). Then the company "Rubicon" LLC was established to implement the project. According to TASS, in November 2014, the Russian-Chinese investment fund (private equity fund established by RFPI and the Chinese Investment Corporation (CIC)) bought Rubicon from IRC for 174 million rubles.

The RFPI argues that, in accordance with the intergovernmental agreements concluded, the regional and federal government authorities in Russia and China, as well as the Far East Development Fund, who are in charge of the project in 2013, are responsible for the construction of the bridge across the Amur. At the same time, RFPI is ready to continue to participate in the bridge construction project only if the Development Fund of the Far East ensures fulfillment of all undertaken obligations, in particular, on entering the capital of the project itself, explained earlier in the press service of RFPI.

As EastRussia explained to the press service of the Foundation for the Development of the Far East and the Baikal Region, in accordance with the intergovernmental Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Foundation is not responsible for the implementation of the Amur bridge project. 100% of the company implementing the bridge construction project belongs to the RDIF. At the same time, the Board of Directors of the Fund is ready to promptly consider the project in the prescribed manner, as soon as the project company completes the approval procedures. Until today, the project company has no management, key agreements with the Chinese side, as well as with Russian Railways. The Fund itself, according to the press service, has already twice sent to the RDIF proposals on formats for joint project implementation.

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