25 December 2014, Thursday, 10:23

50 billion rubles will be required at the first stage of the river port Agidel reconstruction


UFA, 25 December 2014. /Bashinform News Agency, Rozaliya Valeeva/. 50 billion rubles will be required at the first stage of reconstruction of the river port in the city of Agidel. The investor is the Moscow JSC "Vseobschi Mir". This was announced at a roundtable conference held in Ufa office of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" newspaper on December 24.

The framework investment agreement was signed in August 2014. However, uncertain status of the river port territory prevented from starting works. In 2013 Rosatom refused to build a nuclear power plant in Agidel and began to transfer this property to Bashkortostan ownership. The process has not ended so far. Investors intend to launch the project only after all necessary formalities will be solved.

According to the General Director of JSC "Bashkir River Shipping" Pavel Yurchenko, "the land plot will be in legal limbo for about six to eight months".

The total cost of the reconstruction project is estimated at 313 billion rubles. JSC "Vseobschi Mir" is ready to invest initially 50 billion rubles. It is planned that these funds will be used for the construction of a railroad that will pass through Ufa, Blagoveshchensk, Birsk, Agidel, Neftekamsk and connect Gorky and Kuibyshev Railways.

According to Pavel Yurchenko geodesic works and geological surveys have been already conducted on the site.

“The strategic part of the project is creation of public-private partnership”, Deputy Director General for Development of JSC ""Vseobschi Mir" Michael Savintsev said. “The project has a strategic, confidential part, it is planned to allocate funds from the federal budget for its implementation — about 70 percent of total costs. The rest will be realized by investors.”

About 70 countries expressed a desire to work under the project, including the BRICS countries.

Earlier, in 2013, the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said that "an opportunity to locate a ship repair and shipbuilding plant and the base of Belaya River Shipping Company in the city of Agidel is under consideration".