The Russian Federation and Ukraine are preparing for the construction of a transport crossing across Kerch Strait

The Russian Federation and Ukraine are preparing for the construction of a transport crossing across Kerch Strait

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation have concluded an agreement about the joint construction of the transport crossing across the Strait of Kerch.

According to the press center of Alexandr Vilkul, Ukrainian and Russian parties agreed about the joint feasibility study (FS), which includes the analysis of the future cargo traffic, as well as profitability of investments, which will be $1.5 — 3 billion dollars.

FS will also include opportunities of provision of the necessary facilities for the roads and railways, construction and development of existing crossing points on the state border.

The team of specialists initiated the development of the options for construction of transport crossing (a bridge or a tunnel) based on the modern construction technologies. In future construction of transport crossing will help to reduce the distance from Kherson to Novorossiysk by 450 kilometers.

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation will supervise the work of the project.

The agreement was signed on January 29.

Виктор Другоруб


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