Design works under MTH project to be completed in 2018
Design works under the project on comprehensive development of Murmansk Transport Hub (MTH) is to be completed in 2018. Corresponding amendments are to be introduced into the Federal Targeted Programme “Development of Russia’s Transport System”. Draft amendments have been published at the Federal Portal for Legal Information.
To comply with the legally established procedures for consideration and signing of a concession agreement which sets economic and technical parameters and deadline of the works implementation, the research and design activities under Phase II and III of the project are to be completed in 2018.
The design estimates for the mentioned phases will let reduce the risks of the Russian Federation under the planned concession agreement and allow for synchronization of the construction of the sea/railway infrastructure facilities to complete the project in 2020.
The project on comprehensive development of Murmansk Transport Hub is included into the Federal Targeted Programme “Development of Russia’s Transport System in 2010-2020”. The project provides for the development of sea, rail and road transport infrastructure, as well as the development of logistics and storage facilities.
The project foresees the construction of a new 46-km railway branch to the left shore of the Kola Bay (including two railway stations and a railway bridge across the Kola Bay), where private investors will build a new coal transshipment facility (commercial seaport Lavna) and an oil terminal. It is on the list of 17 most promising projects of Russia’s Arctic Zone as well as on the list of the priority investment projects of the North-West federal district.
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