VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — He added that the main task is to create the largest shipyard in the region and, in particular, build liquefied natural gas (LNG) Arctic-class carriers.
"The general impression is that construction has commenced at full scale, it is large and grandiose. As the commission board members have just returned from the Baikonur space center, it is possible to compare these two, I would say, major construction projects, which are both aimed at laying down the new technical foundation for two major sectors — the missile industry and shipbuilding," Rogozin said during his visit to the Zvezda shipyard in the country's town of Bolshoy Kamen.
On June 9, Rogozin said that Russia is going to invest 1.35 billion rubles ($21 million) in promising Arctic Shelf projects as a part of the state program "Development of Shipbuilding and Machinery to Develop Shelf Fields." He also announced that Russia is going to start constructing ships for the development of the Arctic Shelf at the Zvezda shipyard by the end of the year.