Head of Yakutia: Fiber-optic communications line will appear in the Arctic regions in the next three years
Yakutia plans to build a fiber optic communications line to all the Arctic regions in the republic in the next three years, said the head of the region, Aisen Nikolayev, at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
"This global project, it costs somewhere around 10 billion rubles, but we are sharing the costs with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, and now will attract [funds], including through DOM.RF. We want to cover it in three years, reach the shore of the Arctic Ocean, and then connect to the ocean fiber-optic communications cable that runs along the Northern Sea Route. Of course, in terms of security, it will increase the connectivity of our territory," said the head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) at the meeting.
He also said that by 2028 the development of the largest gold deposit, Kyuchus gold mine with almost 200 tons of gold, and a number of rare-earth metals deposits, will start.
"This will give good impetus to the development of the Arctic territory. Many issues, including the possible construction of a deep-water port, are being considered there now. This is not far from Tiksi," he added.