Russia to open another Arctic port with rail access
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Russia to open another Arctic port with rail access

Dmitry Artyukhov, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, announced plans to open the Arctic Port of Sabetta with railway access at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

The head of the region reported to the President on the progress of building the port, which will become the entry point for major projects in the shelf zone.

“There are 170 kilometers more to go, and Russia will have another Arctic port with rail access. In fact, it will be the easternmost port in the Arctic. We are also working on this project so we can implement it once all the necessary conditions are in place,” Dmitry Artyukhov explained.

He also spoke to the President about the progress of the Northern Latitudinal Railway project.

“The main  elements  of the project have been developed. The 2.5-kilometer bridge across the Ob River is the most difficult one, and we didn’t know how to approach at first. But we have the team that worked on the Crimean Bridge who knows how to deal with daunting engineering challenges, and they have found the solutions. All the engineering issues have been cleared by now,” Aryukhov added.