Orlov: «Belkomur» will reveal the potential of the Arkhangelsk region

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in potamanthidae of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov. Archival photoOrlov: «Belkomur» will reveal the potential of the Arkhangelsk region© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

Implementation of an interregional project of the construction of the railway «Belkomur» will be included in the full resource potential of the Arkhangelsk region and neighbouring areas, said the Governor of Orlov, speaking at the enlarged session of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy.

«The most important projects of the Arkhangelsk region are the development projects of transport infrastructure, without which it would be impossible to include the full resource potential of the region. Among them — and interregional project for the construction of the railway «Belkomur», — quotes the press service of the regional government of Orlov’s words.

As noted during the meeting that the project «Belkomur» will create conditions for accelerated industrial and socio-economic development of Perm Krai, Komi Republic, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions and in the whole Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.

According to the Chairman of the government of the Arkhangelsk region Alexey Alsufiev at the meeting, the construction of the road opens access to natural resources in the vast territory and guarantee a solution to export products unique Solikamsk-Berezniki site. In connection with the implementation of «Belkomur» is considered more than 40 large investment projects for the development of enterprises fuel and energy complex, chemical, forestry, shipbuilding industry, production of building materials, as well as in the field of mining and processing of marine biological resources. The result can be created more than 45 thousand new jobs. In addition, the construction of the highway will shorten the distance rail traffic between enterprises of the Urals, Siberia and the ports of the Northern basin in some areas, 850 miles; to Baltic ports — 120-150 kilometers. A corresponding decrease in the cost of transportation is up to 50% in the port of Arkhangelsk and up to 5-8% in the ports of the Baltic sea.

«The project has a long history and is studied in sufficient detail, however, at the present time its value has increased substantially in connection with the adopted strategic priorities of development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, which again was conclusively declared in the international Arctic forum on March 29-30 of this year in Arkhangelsk. The results of the assessment of socio-economic effects of the project and its impact on the development of this macro-confirm its high potential,» — said Alsufjev.

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