Russian section of Amur rail bridge may be built by Chinese company

Russian companies could work as subcontractors on the 314-meter long section

The bridge over the Amur river in Khabarovsk / Lori/Legion-Media

A Chinese company may build the Russian section of the first railway bridge over the Amur River that links the two countries, Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Executive of Russian Direct Investment Fund told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.  He added that Russian companies could work as sub-contractors.

The agreement on building the rail bridge was signed back in 2008. The total length of the bridge from Russia to China is 2.3 kilometers, with the Russian section being only 314 meters long.

Construction of the bridge from the Russian side has been repeatedly delayed, according to Vedomosti.  This led to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordering the Ministry of Transport to take measures to start the construction. 


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