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In Chukotka, the taxiway for the landing of Canadian airplanes DHC-6

A special commission visited the Iultinsky district of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in order to inspect the landing sites of the former airport in the village of Cape Schmidt, the press service of the regional administration reports. The group included representatives of state and municipal authorities, the enterprises "Anadyr International Airport" and "ChukotAVIA". According to the head of the transport and communications department of the Department of Industrial Policy of Construction and Housing and Utilities of the Chukotka Autonomous District Igor Bondarenko, following the results of the work, the members of the commission signed an act of technical condition and admission to operation of the main taxiway 1000 m long and 80 m wide.

- Now, Mi-8 and Mi-26 helicopters will be able to fly to the village of Mys Schmidt all year round, and in the summer, Canadian-made DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, as well as domestic An-2 and An-3, - drew attention Igor Bondarenko.

According to him, the commissioning of the landing sites is one of the measures to prepare for the start of the implementation of the state program "Development of the aviation complex of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug for 2014-2018."

- Within the framework of the new program, which is expected to be approved at the beginning of 2015, three areas of activities are planned, including subsidizing passenger traffic, updating the aircraft fleet, as well as construction, reconstruction and further maintenance of landing sites in the national villages of the district, - said Igor Bondarenko ... - In general, it is planned to allocate 1 billion 848 million rubles for the implementation of these measures, of which 630 million will be allocated from the federal budget.

According to the governor of the Chukotka Autonomous District Roman Kopin, the development of the region's transport security can not be achieved without the modernization of the aviation complex.

- In the coming years, a number of measures will be taken in Chukotka to develop the air transport infrastructure, which have already begun in some areas of the district. In the current year, design work is underway to reconstruct the air complexes in the city of Pevek, the villages of Keperveem and the Bay of the Cross. In 2015-2016, work is expected to start in the villages of Lavrentiya, Markovo, Omolon, the villages of Provideniya and Beringovsky. These measures, as well as the parallel work on subsidizing air travel, will significantly improve the situation with the transport security of the region as a whole, - emphasized the Governor of Chukotka.

Measures for the construction and reconstruction of aerial complexes are included in the federal target program "Development of the transport system of Russia (2010-2020)", as well as in the state program "Economic and social development of the Far East and the Baikal region for the period up to 2018". It is expected that 2,6 and 6,7 billion rubles will be allocated for these purposes, respectively.

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