Russia’s Deputy PM claims NSR to become a thoroughfare for round-the-year transportation
Northern Sea Route should become a thoroughfare for round-the-year transportation, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, as saying at the V International Forum “Arctic: Today And The Future”.
According to him, introduction of the icebreakers that are under construction today will contribute to the process. He also believes cargo will be attracted to the Northern Sea Route with implementation of the Belkomur project which is to make part of China’s New Silk Road.
The initiative “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” is part of the new economic development strategy of China “One Belt – One Road” aimed at creation of infrastructure and establishing links with neighbouring countries where Chinese investors are planning to implement new production facilities and technologies. On the new Silk Road and in the framework of “One Belt – One Road” strategy Russia was rated as one of 10 priority directions of Chinese investments as of year-end 2014, ranking 6th by the amount of invited Chinese investments.