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Trans-Baikal plans to expand checkpoint on border with China
The authorities of Transbaikalia plan to expand the customs post in the village of Starotsuruhaytuy, located on the border with the PRC. This event will be held as part of the State Border Program. According to the head of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, at the moment the checkpoint does not cope with the volume of passenger flow, not meeting modern requirements, and demonstrates low throughput.
“In the near future we will cooperate with federal executive bodies, control and oversight bodies in order to obtain positive agreement on the work. The reconstruction will provide more passenger traffic for tourism purposes, ”said Alexander Osipov, adding that the regional and district authorities should develop routes for Chinese tourists that will contribute to the development of tourism in the region. He also pointed out the potential for export of lead concentrate and coal through the Starotsurukhaytuisky customs post.
“In the future, it is necessary to synchronize the investment plans of organizations with the terms of modernization and future indicators of this checkpoint in order to understand in advance how much products can be transferred,” said Alexander Osipov.