Kaliningrad Region suggests building deep-water port worth RUB 200 billion
The Kaliningrad Region suggested implementation of a project on construction of a deep-water port worth RUB 200 billion, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Denis Saliy, head of the regional government’s representative office in RF Government, as saying at the plenary session of TransRussia-2019 kicked off in Moscow on April 15.
According to the official, the project on construction of a deep-water port in the western part of the Kaliningrad Region is among the most ambitious strategic projects ensuring the most adequate use of the territory’s transit potential. The new port is supposed to provide a link between the largest ports of Europe, primarily those of Germany, and China.
“A logistic route from Kaliningrad to China guarantees cargo delivery within eight days, three times faster as compared with transportation by the Northern Sea Route”, said the speaker.
Since the construction is estimated at about RUB 200 billion, the regional government counts on investors and the federal budget allocations.
Denis Saliy says an agreement on cooperation under the project has been recently signed with one of Russia’s large companies interested in delivery of its products to the European market.
Besides, as part of the same transit model, the Kaliningrad Region Government is set to build a dry port in Chernyakhovsk, also with the assistance of investors.