The consortium with the participation of Rostec will build a bridge across the Lena river in Yakutia

the authorities of Yakutia has determined to the concessionaire of the project of construction of the first bridge across the Lena river. They became the consortium of state Corporation rostec and the group of vis. The road bridge is planned to be commissioned in 2025, the Application of Rostec and the group of IPOs, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Yakutia’s government, Kirill Bychkov, was “the only serious proposal.”

the Concept of a bridge across the Lena river was studied in 1980s, In 2013, the authorities held the tender for construction. The winner of the competition consortium, OOO “Transport concessions (Sakha)”, has not commenced the works: the money allocated for the project, switched to support of the Crimea.

the Head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev in the fall of 2019 at himself on the page in Facebook reported that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the construction of a bridge across the Lena. Putin set the resolution on the letter of Nikolaev: “the Situation is ripe for implementation.”

According to “Kommersant”, Nikolaev in a letter to the President pointed out that the construction of the bridge will cost at 82.9 billion rubles, including VAT. 47,8 billion rubles will be allocated from the Federal budget 6.4 billion from the regional. The remaining cost is to RUB 28.6 billion (9.5 billion of investments, and the costs of VAT) will be assumed by the project investors. According to “Kommersant”, the traffic on the bridge for freight transport will be paid.

Yakutsk, the largest city of the Republic, has no direct access to the railroad. Amur-Yakutsk mainline railroad (ayam), put into operation in 2019, connects the region with the Baikal-Amur and TRANS-Siberian highways, but its a dead end station is on the other from Yakutsk side of the Lena. Road, parallel to which runs a dead-end line that goes along the right Bank of the Lena river and is not connected with the left Bank road from Yakutsk.

Summer service between the banks of the Lena river is the water transport and winter ice crossings. About a month and a half, in the off-season, the river ceases, and the centre of the Republic is cut off from the Eastern part. “In that moment, when the river begins to take <...> all traffic stops with us. We’re just sitting by the river waiting when the ice will rise”, – told in 2019, the mayor of Yakutsk Sardana Avksenteva.

the Bridge across the Lena river, according to Afxentiou, will help to provide the city with food and food products regardless of the season. Particularly will benefit from the road bridge North-Eastern part of Yakutia, claimed the head of Aysen Nikolaev on the forum “the Arctic – territory of dialogue” in 2019 According to him, the savings on transportation of goods will amount to about 8 billion roubles per year. Improved transport links will allow you to develop those mineral deposits, which are now isolated from highways.