VEB.RF, the Government of the Amur Region and Far East Development Fund (FEDF) have agreed to deliver the Blagoveshchensk International Airport Remodelling Project. A respective agreement has been signed on the sidelines of the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum (Vladivostok). The investment will total to RUB 3 bln.
On behalf of VEB.RF, the document was signed by First Deputy Chairman and Member of the Management Board Nikolay Tsekhomsky; on behalf of the Government of the Amur Region – by Governor Vasily Orlov; and on the side of the FEDF – by Director General Alexei Chekunkov.
“The overhaul was a pressing issue on the agenda in recent years as the traffic intensity via Blagoveshchensk has dramatically increased (by 10 times). In the meantime, the international terminal is unable to accommodate more than 80 passengers per hour. This restrains further expansion of international air service in the region. The airport remodelling would improve the quality of passenger service and build up the throughput capacity", says Mr. Tsekhomsky.
The renovation is expected to more than double the airport capacity, with international traffic reaching 250,000 passengers. This would also allow the separation of departing and arriving passengers, faster service and flight preparations. The airfield infrastructure construction project for the Blagoveshchensk Airport is part of the Russian Government Programme “Transport Infrastructure Development”.
“A modern air terminal near the Chinese border will give as a strong impulse to travelling, tourism and economic cooperation between the two countries”, says Director General FEDF Alexei Chekunkov.
Creating infrastructure in Russian regions, especially the Far East, is high on the agenda of VEB.RF. A new passenger terminal for domestic airlines will be opened in Khabarovsk. The project enjoyed the financial backing of VEB.RF and the Far East Development Fund. The volume of investments into this project came to RUB 3.9 bln. The State Development Corporation supported the construction of an airport in Vladivostok and also eyes projects of airport infrastructure upgrading and construction in Yakutsk and Urengoy.