The Head Of Komi Sergei Gaplikov

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SYKTYVKAR, July 9. /TASS/. RZD is upgrading rail infrastructure and social facilities in the construction of the Northern latitudinal, which will connect the Northern and Sverdlovsk railway for export of cargoes from the Yamal fields. This was announced by Deputy head of the Northern railway Timur Salesnew at the meeting with head of the Republic of Komi Sergei Gaplikov.

“We need to build the sidings on single-track sections, equipped with modern alarm systems and automatic lock line Chum – Ob. We have identified a list of stations where you need to lengthen receiving-departure path and areas requiring strengthening of the subgrade. On the agenda and leave the social issues to attract additional contingent workers from the perspectives of the project “Northern latitudinal railway”, – quoted Selesneva the press service of the head of the region .

As added the Vice-President of the government of Komi – Minister of investment, industry and transport Nikolay Gerasimov, for the Konosha – Kotlas – Chum – Labytnangi to ensure Northern latitudinal need modernization and construction of railway infrastructure and facilities of social security.

According to the head of the region, the project is extremely important for the Republic, the government of the Komi Republic is ready to render maximum assistance in addressing emerging issues. Given the employment prospects of local residents, the regional government is ready to conduct training.

In March, the government of Komi and Russian Railways signed a cooperation agreement for the years 2018-2022, which defines the interaction on the construction of the Northern latitudinal and development approaches.

The Northern latitudinal railway is a project to build a railway with a length of 707 km, which will connect the Northern and Sverdlovsk Railways, will give the opportunity to export goods from new gas fields in the Northern parts of the Yamal Peninsula. The cost of the project exceeds 200 billion rubles. Start of construction is planned for 2018.