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Operational headquarters to promote the implementation of priority investment projects in the JAR discussed the construction of a bridge across the Amur

Measures aimed at accelerating the start of construction of a railway bridge across the river. Amur on the section of the Russian-Chinese state border in the area of ​​the settlement of Nizhneleninskoye of the Jewish Autonomous Region (Russian Federation) and the city of Tongjiang, Heilongjiang Province (People's Republic of China) and the bridge infrastructure were considered at an expanded meeting of the interdepartmental operational headquarters to facilitate the construction of the Kimkano-Sutar mining and processing the plant, a railway bridge crossing over the Amur River in the area of ​​the village of Nizhneleninskoye and the implementation of other investment projects related to the development of solid mineral deposits in federal subsoil areas in the Jewish Autonomous Region. The meeting, chaired by the regional governor Alexander Vinnikov, was attended by representatives of all interested parties. Georgy Chicherin, vice-president of LLC Managing Company Russian Direct Investment Fund, said that the last stage of the acquisition of LLC Rubicon should be completed in November, after which the fund will decide on the general contractor for the work, other contractors, and it is scheduled to begin in February next year. construction of the Russian part of the bridge.

Speakers at the meeting were Deputy General Director of OJSC "Fund for the Development of the Far East and the Baikal Region" Evgeny Sidorenko, member of the Board of Directors of LLC "Garant" Dmitry Presnyakov, Deputy Chief Engineer of the Far Eastern Railway - a branch of OJSC "Russian Railways" Igor Lupezhov, head of DVTU Rosgranitsa Alexei Lapinkov, the head of the Service in the city of Birobidzhan of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory and the Jewish Autonomous Region, Alexander Tiron, identified problems, the solution of which will speed up the start of construction. According to the governor of the region, this can also be facilitated by the use of the local labor force, the professional potential of managers and builders, as well as building materials produced in the region and within the Far Eastern region. Taking into account the suggestions made, Alexander Vinnikov noted:

- The desire of the region's leadership - that our enterprises and organizations take part in this work first of all. In particular, road organizations that are decently equipped with machinery have good specialists. We have enough building materials, our cement plant, brick factories, enough wood, the production of reinforced concrete products is established, there is everything to speed up this work. In the presence of labor, and if necessary, we can attract people from other regions. We propose this in order to prevent the project from becoming more expensive.

The governor noted that it is necessary to catch up the missed deadlines for the commencement of construction, which were postponed for objective reasons in connection with the change of the investor and the preparation of the necessary documentation. But, regardless of when the works on the Russian side are started, they should end synchronously with the end of the construction of the Chinese part of the bridge. To break the agreements reached earlier on the terms of construction, no one will allow. This was confirmed by the representative of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Alexander Slavutsky, who took part in the meeting.

Alexander Vinnikov stressed that the construction of a railway bridge over the Amur is a state task, the implementation of which is especially important in the context of additional agreements recently signed by the leaders of Russia and China on the import of food products into the Russian Federation, which is associated with Russia's retaliatory measures to sanctions of a number of countries.

In order to help and promptly start the construction of a cross-border facility within the interdepartmental operational headquarters, Alexander Vinnikov commissioned the creation of an ad hoc working group, headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Gozhyi. The governor also suggested that the partner parties conclude agreements on cooperation that facilitate the commitment of the obligations and the planned conduct of the project implementation. Deputy Chairman of the Government, Head of the Representative Office of the Government of the Jewish Autonomous Region under the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitri Astafiev, was also instructed to interact with all participants in the construction to provide the necessary assistance.

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