Further development of a unified transport system of the Northern Sea Route will be discussed at one of the most representative sessions of the International Arctic Forum «The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue».
The issues of ensuring reliable delivery of goods through the entire Arctic route have been included in the agenda of the session.
Today, plans to modernize transportation routes in the Arctic are aimed at maximizing the impact while minimizing public spending. The federal government and big business prioritize projects on the basis of public-private partnership.
The Belkomur railwaySo, it is planned to implement two large-scale projects in the concession format – the Belkomur railway and the deep-water area of the Arkhangelsk sea port. The Chinese company Poly International Holding Ltd. is the potential investor.
Within the framework of the forum, an intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission and a meeting of its co-chairs – Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Van Yang, Vice Prime Minister of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, – have been planned.
In addition, the possibilities of implementing large transport projects in the Arctic, including the Northern Latitudinal Route and the Murmansk Transport Hub will be discussed during the negotiations.
— We believe that the forum will be a good platform for the promotion of Belkomur and the deep-water sea port projects, – said Vladimir Shchelokov, Director General of JSC Interregional Company Belkomur.
The session, which will be moderated by the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov, will include speeches of Van Lin, Director General of Poly International Holding Ltd, and Igor Orlov, the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region.
The coordinated implementation of these projects, according to Sergei Kokin, Director General of Arkhangelsk Arctic Transportation and Industrial Hub, will create prerequisites for the growth of sea shipping in the Arctic and the integrated development of the circumpolar territories of Russia.
— The relevance of the development of the Northern Sea Route as a key alternative transport artery of world transit and domestic cargo transportation is obvious, – the expert noted. – I would like to have an understanding of the state vision of the prospects for its development and the concrete steps taken in this direction.