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Putin: BAM and Transsib are priority objectives of Russia's transport infrastructure
At a meeting of the Commission on the Strategy for the Development of Fuel and Energy Complex and Environmental Safety, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the development of the eastern range of railways, the expansion of bottlenecks in the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway, are priority goals for the development of the country's transport infrastructure for the coming years. According to him, it is necessary to improve logistics, expand export corridors, capacity of highways, for which coal companies are anchor shippers.
The President noted that coal companies, which increase production volumes, RZD with development programs, as well as seaports and their investment projects, should act in a constant bundle. Vladimir Putin asked to take into account the needs of not only coal companies, but also senders of container shipments of bulk and liquid cargo, work out the issue of consolidating mutual obligations of carriers and consumers, and use long-term contracts for this.
The general director and chairman of the board of the Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov said that 2025 billion rubles will be invested in the BAM and Transsib modernization project before the year 696. In this case, it is necessary to speed up the design. This will require 3,4 billion rubles. This money is already in the program.