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The expansion of BAM and Transsib will be allocated 150 billion rubles from the National Welfare Fund - Putin

On July 8, President Vladimir Putin congratulated the railway workers on the 40th anniversary of the start of construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline via teleconference. The head of state watched the ceremony of laying the "silver link" - a section of the railroad, symbolizing the beginning of the modernization of the Transsib and the Baikal-Amur Mainline, communicated with builders and veterans of the BAM.

During the conversation, it was noted thatThe volume of the upcoming design and construction work is huge and comparable to the volume of BAM construction during the Soviet era, and the construction time is much less, reports the Kremlin press service. Already by 2017, it is necessary to double the capacity of BAM - from 16 to 32 train pairs per day, for which it is necessary to reconstruct more than 500 kilometers of second tracks, 90 stations, 85 bridges and build a new Baikal tunnel.

Vladimir Putin noted that 150 billion rubles from the National Wealth Fund will be allocated for the expansion of the capacities of BAM and Transsib. Another 110 billion rubles are planned to be attracted in the form of direct budget investments and 300 billion - within the framework of the Russian Railways investment program.

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