DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMORYE-1 AND PRIMORYE-2 INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT CORRIDORS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM
13 August 2015
Development of Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 international transport corridors was discussed at a meeting headed by Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District. The discussion was joined by Alexander Galushka, Head of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, and Vladimir Miklushevsky, Governor of Primorsky Krai.
International transport corridors will create unique opportunities in East Russia. Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 will be involved in the transit of cargo from China to the ports of Vladivostok and Nakhodka.
Construction of these logistical routes may be a first step in the creation of new quality infrastructure in the Asian-Pacific region. “Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 projects represent a practical coupling of the Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Union. This is of benefit to both the north-eastern provinces of China and the whole of Russia, including East Russia and the Primorsky Krai,” said Minister Alexander Galushka.
“The transport corridors should be presented at the Forum as understandable, transparent investment projects that will ensure a return on their investment. We are yet to hear the investors’ opinion, but I think that there is every possibility to commence construction in 2016,” said Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev.
According to the Governor of Primorsky Krai Vladimir Miklushevsky, joint Russia-China working groups on integration of transport corridors in the international logistical network have already been created: regarding Primorye-1 — with Heilongjiang province, regarding Primorye-2 — with Jilin province.