July 21, 2021
Investors are considering the possibility of building a port in the north of the Khabarovsk Territory, where a private railway will be constructed. This was announced by the Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Mikhail Degtyarev during a direct line.
“One of the companies plans to build a private railway to the Pacific Ocean, to the Sea of Okhotsk, to the Chumikan region, not to Chumikan settlement itself, in any case, just nearby.
To build a seaport with 30 million tons capacity, in a deserted place, without harming the environment. A major investor, we certainly support this project, because these are jobs, these are cargoes, this is the generation of huge money and taxes to the region”, Degtyarev said.
The railway, according to him, was tentatively named as “Pacific”. This will be the northernmost railway line.
In early July, the proposal of the “ElgaUgol” company to build a railway line from the ‘Elginskoye’ coal deposit to the Okhotsk Sea coast was disclosed. Mr. Oleg Belozerov, the head of “Russian Railways” announced this during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the government. “Russian Railways” are currently considering this project. The ‘Elginskoye’ coal deposit located in Yakutia is one of the largest in the world. The reserves of the deposit, according to the JORC classification, amount to 2.2 billion tons of coking coal.