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The seaport of Zarubino will be invested 3 billion dollars
Summa Group has agreed with three Chinese companies to transship a total of about 17 million tons of cargo at the port of Zarubino under construction in Primorye, the press service of the regional administration reports.
Agreements were signed by Summa with the grain company of Jilin province for 10 million tons of cargo per year, with the Handa company for the transshipment of 5 million tons of water with a possible increase in volumes up to 40 million tons by 2025, as well as with the Volkswagen assembly plant - Changchong Automobile Plant - for the import of up to 1 million cars and 40 thousand TEU of auto parts per year.
The port should become an alternative to the delivery of goods by rail to the Chinese port of Dalian. By 2018, it is planned to build four terminals - grain, container, general and bulk cargo, as well as vehicles.
The total cost of the project for May of this year was estimated at 40 billion rubles. Of these, 33 billion are investor funds, another 7 billion should be allocated from the federal budget as part of the federal budget for the development of the Far East and the Baikal region until 2025.
The head of the port construction Andrei Zagorsky announced that Zarubino's capacity will be increased to 100 million tons per year. The representative of Summa confirmed this information and noted that the volume of investments, according to preliminary estimates, increased from $ 1 billion to $ 3 billion in private and public investment.
The port is part of the international transport corridor "Primorye-2".