"The president has set us the goal of building a modern St.Petersburg-Moscow motorway. The idea has evoked a lively interest and Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov has given it a backing," Matvienko said.
To her, there are companies interested in building the motorway. "There are Western companies ready to undertake the financing. There are also specialized European companies with an experience in building such roads and they are ready to make heavy investments," Matvienko continued.
For St.Petersburg a new motorway would be a tremendous boon, she said.
Matvienko has instructed managers in the city administration to work out this matter with the Russian Transportation Ministry.