According to the specialist, the realization of the project will begin in the next few years.
“Start of the construction work is expected within 2 to 3 years,” Bloomberg agency reported Mengshu as saying.
Earlier, Fu Ying, a spokeswoman for China's National People's Congress said that Russian-Chinese cooperation will continue to develop in a healthy way despite any possible external factors.
“[The relations with Russia] are at the highest level of development in the history of our bilateral relations. External factors will not have any impact on them, they will continue to develop in a healthy way, because it corresponds to the interests of the two countries,” the spokeswoman said at a press conference.
Moscow and Beijing efficiently cooperate within the existing economic and banking projects, striving to increase bilateral trade.
Among the venues of economic cooperation are the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the BRICS New Development Bank, the Silk Road infrastructure fund, and the China-Russia Expo.
In late January, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that relations between Russia and China had reached their highest level ever.