Krutikov: All Southeast Asian countries want to develop the Northern Sea Route
All the Southeast Asian countries are enthusiastic about developing the Northern Sea Route in Russia, Russian Deputy Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Krutikov told RIA Novosti.
On Friday, an on-site session of the Federation Council Board for the Arctic and Antarctic on the implementation of the strategy for the development of Russia's Arctic zone until 2035 was held in Yakutsk. The document should be drafted and submitted to the country's leadership by December 1, 2019.
"All the countries in Southeast Asia show great interest in the long-term development of the Northern Sea Route: China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and others. I think it is a good initiative for solving a number of problems: building the port infrastructure, providing icebreaking services, adopting appropriate security measures — and the transport corridor will open," Krutikov noted.
Earlier it was reported that the new Arctic zone development strategy until 2035 will rely on a package of measures that has already changed the socioeconomic atmosphere in the Russian Far East.