Putin recalled the bridge project between Sakhalin and the Russian mainland

Putin recalled the bridge project between Sakhalin and the Russian mainland


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, April 3, held a video meeting with the head of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko. The Russian leader recalled the importance of resolving the issue of transport accessibility in the region.

In this context, it is important to build a bridge that will connect Sakhalin Island with the Russian mainland – this will not only increase the convenience of residents of the region, but will also create conditions for its accelerated development, the head of state emphasized.

Limarenko noted that the construction of such a bridge will require funding in the amount of 300 billion rubles. Putin instructed to work with the federal authorities on the issue of developing the adjacent territories, which would help pay for the construction, and promised that he would give the corresponding instructions to the Cabinet of Ministers.

Now Sakhalin Island is connected to the Russian mainland by a ferry crossing in the Tatar Strait between the urban-type settlement of Vanino and the city of Kholmsk. Communication through the ferry, carrying both passengers and cargo, is carried out all year round. However, bad weather periodically makes adjustments to the ferry operating schedule.

Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that over the past ten years, significant results have been achieved in the development of the economy, infrastructure and social sphere of the Far East. At the same time, serious efforts must be made to radically improve the quality of life of people in the Far East.


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