Rogozin: Northern Sea Route Administration to become an agency
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the State Commission for Arctic Development, said that it is necessary to augment the Northern Sea Route Administration and turn it into an agency.
"We should focus on the transport infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route and its administration should be a state agency as opposed to merely a body verifying shipowner requests. It should be a forward-thinking agency seeking to develop the Northern Sea Route and transportation which we will use as part of the route. We should think of augmenting the Northern Sea Route Administration," Rossiya Segodnya reported, citing Rogozin.