Sino-Russian JV established for trans-Amur bridge

The Amur River between Russian Blagoveshchensk and Chinese Heihe cities.

The Amur River between Russian Blagoveshchensk and Chinese Heihe cities.

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Construction of the bridge will commence this month.

Russia and China have established a joint venture company that will construct a bridge over the Amur River connecting Blagoveshchensk with Heihe, Kommersant reports.

Construction work on the bridge will commence in April and is expected to cost 18.8 billion rubles ($266 million), the paper said.

Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, which are part of a Sino-Russian free trade zone, are connected by daily ferry services. The new bridge will facilitate road and railway traffic.

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