1 Apr '11
An $810m bridge over the Volga river is to be built in Astrakhan region, regional officials report.
Finance for the project is hoped to be raised from private investors, as well as the federal budget.
The bridge is to be built near the village of Streletsky, the officials said.
Under plans, the bridge is to relieve Astrakhan city from heavy-tonnage trucks, that go transit on the North – South transport corridor from Kazakhstan and Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries.
In 2011 the regional authorities are to prepare design and budget documentation. The bridge construction timeframes have yet to be disclosed.