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    Bridge Linking Russia’s Amur Region With China to Cost Over $230 Million

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    According to a Russian official, the Chinese government has invested 6 billion rubles (around $87 million) in the projects.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – About 16 billion rubles (over $230 million) will be spent on constructing a bridge that will link the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with the Chinese city of Heihe, Acting Governor of Russia’s Amur Region Alexander Kozlov said on Saturday.

    "On September 3, two intergovernmental agreements were signed in China – on the construction of a road bridge across the Amur [river] around Heihe and Blagoveshchensk and [the construction of] a cable car that will also link Heihe with Blagoveshchensk," Kozlov said.

    According to the Amur acting governor, the Chinese government has invested 6 billion rubles (around $87 million) in the projects. The money is meant to cover the construction of portions of the bridge and cable car that will pass on the Chinese territory.

    Speaking at the EEF on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that infrastructure development should be one of the top priorities for the Russian Far East. According to Putin, the region will become one of the key centers of Russia’s socio-economic development in the future and must be effectively integrated into the quickly developing Asia-Pacific region.

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