Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering complex characteristics amended
By the order of the Russian Government dated August 4, 2017 (No. 1678-r), the area planning scheme has been amended to implement the project for the construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering complex, the Russian Government press office said the main characteristics of the hydrosystem have been updated and its future location specified.
The scheme amendments were prepared by the Ministry of Transport in pursuance of the instruction of the Russian President following the meeting of the State Council Presidium on the development of inland waterways on August 15, 2016 in Volgograd (No.1741, September 10, 2016).
The construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility is stipulated by the Strategy for the Development of Inland Water Transport of the Russian Federation for the period until 2030 (approved by the Government Decree No. 327-r, February 29, 2016), the Federal Target Program "Development of the Transport System of Russia (2010-2020)".