Belkomur as a part of the Complex Program for Industrial and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Komi, Perm region and Arkhangelsk region
The transport infrastructure condition arises a big concern of the government. In his message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation President V.Putin said: "Bad condition of our transportation routes and sometimes the lack of them is a serious break for development. Annual amount of losses is estimated at 3% of the GDP and population mobility in Russia is 2.5 times lower than in the developed countries. The projects financed by development institutions must be dedicated to solve principal economical issues. Budget financing must not be in this respect the main source but a catalyst for private investments. To provide budget financing for the economy the state much do that as a support in the cases where risks for private investors are too high."
The President of Russia practically for the first time in his message to the Parliament
was so detailed in analyzing all aspects of transport infrastructure and gave concrete
orders to prepare long term automobile roars, rail ways, airports, sea ports and river
transport development programs.
According to the new concept Belkomur rail way construction is included into the
Complex Program for Industrial and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Komi,
Perm region and Arkhangelsk region. It also includes a creation of a new deep part of
Arkhangelsk sea port with an annual turnover of 30 mln tons that can serve ships up to
70,000 tons dead weight (Sukhoye Sea bay).
Due to this Perm Government proposed a new route for the rail way:
- Total length 1252 km
- New construction included 795 km
- Northern link 215 km
- Southern link 580 km
On the territory of
- Perm region 392 km
- The Republic of Komi 243 km
- Arkhangelsk region 160 km
Both options are considered in the Rail Ways Development Strategy till 2030 of JSC
Russian Rail Ways. The project coordinators, Perm region authorities, Ministry of
Transport of the Russian Federation are inclined to the second scenario. The truck
destination will be defined after the feasibility studies are made.
The Governor of Perm region Oleg Chirkunov thinks that "it is strategically right to
build Belkomur not from Kudymkar but from Solikamsk - thus Ekaterinburg, Solikamsk,
Murmansk and the transport corridor Finland-the Urals will be in the incidence of
Belkomur. The cargo transportation distance from the Urals to the North-West of Russia
will be reduced at 800 km and costs at 40%. The total cargo of Belkomur is estimated at 24
mln tons per year, principal cargoes will be coal, bauxites, alumina and potassium
From the Kama river to the White Sea approximately 11 mln tons of potassium chloride
will be delivered for export annually".
In this regard, the Memorandum of Cooperation in joint implementation of the Complex
Programme of Regional Industrial and Infrastructural Development has been signed by the
tree RF subjects.
Interregional Investment Company Northwest-Prikamiye, Co. Ltd. has been established with
the authorized capital stock shared participation of the RF subjects and private
companies; the company will be in charge of organizing the preparation of the investment
rationalization survey for the tender of public project funding made from the assets of
the RF Investment Fund.
Northwest-Prikamiye, Co. Ltd. has been authorized to act as the initiator of the Project
titled "The complex programme for industrial and infrastructural development of the
Republic of Komi, the Perm Region and the Arkhangelsk Oblast" to be submitted to the
investment commission and to represent the regional and investors' interests in the
governmental commission for investment projects to be of public importance.