Russia and China signed a concession agreement on the construction of a bridge across the Amur River, which will connect Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with China’s Heihe.
The document was signed by the Transport Minister of the Amur Region Andrey Tyaglo, Director General of the Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Transportation Yu Fei, and Director General of a joint Russian-Chinese company Huang Yunyun, reports the regional press office on Wednesday.
According to Mr Tyaglo, the agreement completes the preparatory stage of the project. Then, the first stage is to build a road bridge across the Amur River and next a railway bridge. When the construction is finished, the Russian side of the bridge will become the property of the Amur region; the Chinese side will be owned by Heilongjiang Province.
Earlier, Russian media said the construction of a bridge across the Amur River will begin in the summer. The total cost of the project is expected to amount to RUB18.8 bln. The regional authorities plan to finish the work within three years and open the bridge in 2019.
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