The Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank Andrei Klepach noted that the money that Gazprom and Russian Railways to invest in the construction of the Northern latitudinal, collected from other regions of Russia
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Former Deputy economic development Minister and now chief economist and Deputy head of the management Board of Vnesheconombank (VEB) Andrei Klepach criticized the project of construction of the Northern latitudinal railway, which will link the Yamal Urals and North-Western regions of Russia.
“The project Northern latitudinal… Besides from the export of liquefied natural gas and scared the deer, it would have no impact. Rather, quite the contrary. The money to “Gazprom” and Railways investing, collected from other regions”, — said Klepach, speaking at the conference “Russian regions in the focus of the change” (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
The Northern latitudinal railway (SSH) should go the route Obskaya — Salekhard — Nadym and also provide a link of transport system of Russia with Northern sea route (NSR) through the port of Sabetta. The cost of the railway from the station to the Bovanenkovo Sabetti (170 km) is estimated at 113 to 115 billion rubles., the total cost SSH — up to 260 billion rubles.