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Modernization of BAM and Transsib went up to the cost of all projects of Minsk region - Trutnev

At a meeting with Vladimir Putin about state support of investment projects and territories of outstripping development in the Far East, a dispute arose between the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin and the minister for the development of the Far East Alexander Galushka about the priority of projects in the region.

The head of Minvostokrazvitiya noted that the modernization of BAM and Transsib in 2015-2017. can be financed from the funds of Russian Railways and the NWF. MThe Minister also proposed to allocate additional funding for the transport systems development program in 2017. Otherwise, there is a risk of leaving projects "only development".

Yakunin and Sokolov spoke out against such a scenario. Putin, in turn, noted that expenditures from the NWF will not be increased and promised to understand why the government is still arguing about financing projects for the development of the Far East and projects to modernize the BAM and Transsib.

According to Vladimir Yakunin, the project of modernization of BAM and Transsib is estimated at 560 billion rubles. However, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev noted that the project has already risen in price and exceeds 600 billion rubles, which is equal in sum to all other projects proposed by the Ministry of Eastern and Eastern Development. The Office proposes to implement a total 32 project, including 14 advanced development areas.

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