15 October 2011, Saturday, 17:11
author: Alfia Sharafutdinova | photo: Andrey Starostin
The gathering re development of transport infrastructure and transport safety RB under the chairmanship of the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov and the Minister of transport of Russia Igor Levitin has taken place in the Congress-Hall, Ufa. During the gathering the President RB has outlined the mos important directions in development of transport infrastructure in the region.
The President RB called several objects of motor-car, water and air transport as the top priority projects. In particular, this is the construction of the transport corridor through Ufa, connecting the highways M-5 and M-7. One of this project's objects – the first sector of the bypass highway near Ufa micro-district “Zaton” was opened today with participation of Igor Levitin.
One more project, which realization demands participation of the federal center, represents the construction of the chargeable sector in staff of the international transport corridor “Europe-Western China” from the borderline with Tatarstan (the town of Bavly) and through the territory of Bashkortostan.
Rustem Khamitov has mentioned that the problem of poor financing turned out to be very urgent.
“For example, only 15% of the necessary volume is invested to the repair of the Republican highways” — he mentioned — “In order to reach the norms we have to spend six billion rubles annually for maintenance of our roads and about 22 billion – for their repair. In 2012 we intend to spend for that about 50% of the norm and it will be not bad figures”.
As for the water transport, the President RB called construction of a river port in the town of Agidel in the nearest future the prior goal.
“In 2011 we reached the decision to launch the investment project “The river port “Agidel” on the territory of the town of Agidel and this project will help us to attract new investors and to solve the most urgent problems in development of the town as well as the problems of the whole north and northwest of Bashkortostan” — Rustem Khamitov underscored.
Besides, this port zone is located on the most important and the most eastern waterway in Russia, so it is important on the all-Russian scale too.
“We also intend to boost up the volumes of our air transportation” — Rustem Khamitov mentioned — “The international airport “Ufa” is found in the Top 10 of the biggest Russian airports and its work is quite profitable”.
According to the President RB the prospects in development of the Ufa's air transport joint are quite promising but again they need the help of the federal center. Same support is necessary for development of the Russian satellite navigation system “GLONASS” in the region.
Igor Levitin has confirmed that all projects, prior for Bashkortostan, will be included into the federal goal-oriented program for development of the transport system of the country along with the measures for provision of transport safety and anti-terrorist protection of the transport objects.