• 2018 August 16 15:15

    Murmansk Region organizations invited to participate in the 1st International Forum of Transport Infrastructure

    The Ministry of Economic Development of the Murmansk Region invites the business community representatives to take part in the First International Forum of Transport Infrastructure, Saint-Petersburg, 27-30 November 2018, says press center of Murmansk Region Government.

    “The Forum is focused on creation of favorable environment for functioning of RF transport infrastructure, presentation of innovative technologies and materials for designing and construction of infrastructure facilities, sharing international practice of cooperation in development of transport infrastructure and expansion of business contacts,” says the statement.

    It should be noted that Saint-Petersburg and Murmansk Administrations earlier signed an agreement on cooperation in economic, scientific, cultural and social spheres. 

    The Murmansk Region has a special strategic status for Russia. Geographical location defined the Kola Peninsula as a priority element in ensuring the geopolitical interests of Russia in the north of Europe and the Arctic. Its non-freezing deep-water the Kola Bay became the main base of the Northern Fleet, and Murmansk sea port became the center of industrial fishing in the Barents Sea and the North Atlantic, and the starting point of the Arctic.

    Today, Murmansk is the only port in European Russia with an open access to major oceanic routes. Port of Murmansk has direct access to the Northern Sea Route, that links the Atlantic to the Pacific through the arctic waters and provides access to natural resources of the Far North, Siberia and the Far East.  

    The Murmansk Region located at the junction of transnational routes and having reliable sea, railway, road and air links with industrial Russian regions can surely be called a northern gateway of Russia.

    The main port of the region is the sea port of Murmansk located in the Kola Bay. It is also the key port of the Arctic Basin in terms of transporting goods to the High North and far abroad.

    The port of Murmansk has all the necessary infrastructure for receiving, servicing and repairing vessels. It is a base for the Russian shipping companies, the emergency and rescue fleet and the unique nuclear icebreakers fleet providing pilotage along the Northern Sea Route.

    The project of Complex development of the Murmansk transport hub is the main transport infrastructure development project in the region.

    The project is being implemented within the state programme Development of the Russian transport system (till 2018 - federal targeted programme Development of the Russian transport system (2010 – 2020)) with the aim of increasing competitiveness and further development of the regional transport infrastructure.




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