Russia is ready to implement joint projects with the ASEAN countries

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Russia is ready to implement joint projects in infrastructure with ASEAN countries, can also provide infrastructural facilities to all States members of the Association, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

«Given our vast territory, the development of infrastructure of Russia’s key importance and we are ready to provide infrastructure opportunities to all ASEAN member States. And it is not only airports, marine terminals, Railways, highways, pipelines and high-speed communication channels,» — said Medvedev, speaking at a session of Business and investment summit ASEAN-2017.

«We are looking at infrastructure projects as widely as possible, therefore we see great potential in the development of the Northern sea route. We reconstructed the major roads in our country — Baikal-Amur TRANS-Siberian railway, which connects Europe with Asia… All of these features can be used by our partners from the ASEAN,» said Medvedev.

Speaking about prospects of cooperation in the field of infrastructure, the Prime Minister added that to a large extent they depend on the position of the business.

He reminded that Russian Railways are already involved in a major project on creation on the island of Kalimantan (Indonesia) integrated infrastructure, and the Singaporean company Changi Airports invests in the development of air hub in Vladivostok.

«Examples of cooperation in the field of infrastructure already exist. Of course, we would like to have more,» — said Medvedev.