Yakutia 24 TV channel: Prime Minister Vladimir Solodov said that the Lena Bridge construction and installation work will start in 2021.
“Since the mechanism of this bridge construction is a public-private partnership, or rather, a private concession initiative, we expect that the investor will be able to start developing design and estimate documentation before the funds from the federal budget get allocated. We plan to develop design estimates in 2020, and the start construction and installation works in 2021, with the financing from the federal budget,” says the Republic Prime Minister.
According to Vladimir Solodov, a number of Russian and foreign investors are interested in the construction of the facility. He says there is a constant interest from the Japanese and Chinese investors, as well as Vnesheconombank, also the Rostec consortium and the VIS group are being created, so it’s too early to talk about a specific consortium.
The Lena Bridge project will reduce the northern delivery cost by 4,1 billion rubles annually. Vladimir Solodov notes that at present, the republic spends 20 billion rubles to the northern delivery. He says, the republic will get the regular transportation after the bridge construction.