RDIF, China Shandong Hi-Speed Group to Invest in Russia Far East Highways

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A cable bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus strait on Russky Island in Vladivostok - Sputnik International
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF), established by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and China Investment Corporation, and Tus-Holdings, one of China's leading innovation companies, announced the launch of the Russia-China Venture Fund (RCVF), RDIF said in a statement.

"The fund has already studied more than 100 potential projects, of which it is currently considering five in detail — in such areas as new materials, information protection technologies, virtual reality, the development of new generation industrial equipment, innovative oilfield services. The fund plans to announce the first deal by the end of the year," it said.

The RDIF also said that the leading companies of Russia and China will boost bilateral investment.

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"Today there are 73 projects with a total worth of over $100 billion in industrial, infrastructural, mining, agricultural and other sectors. Thanks to the work of the committee, seven projects worth $4.6 billion have already been implemented," the RDIF said.

Moreover, RDIF announced Tuesday that it will invest in traffic infrastructure in Russia's Khabarovsk region jointly with Chinese Shandong Hi-Speed Group.

"We believe that the experience of the Chinese side in building and managing modern highways will help make our roads safer, more effective and comfortable," RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev said, as quoted by the RDIF statement.

Meanwhile, Russia's Vnesheconombank (VEB) first deputy chairman Nikolai Tsekhomsky told Sputnik Tuesday that the VEB will discuss potential projects with the China Development Bank (CDB) at the ongoing Eastern Economic Forum.

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"Today we will have a meeting with the [Japan Bank for International Cooperation] JBIC, our important partner. Tomorrow we will discuss a wide range of bilateral projects with the China Development Bank," Tsekhomsky said.

The official added that the VEB was planning to attract partners from South Korea, China and Japan to joint infrastructure projects in Russia.

The RDIF held its annual session of the Russian-Chinese business committee on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

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