Russia is ready to support the initiatives of ASEAN on development of power, transport and information infrastructure. For this purpose the powerful infrastructure in the Far East is planned to be formed, as was said by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on The ASEAN Summit 2017.
"We place emphasis on forming optimal transit routes which are highly important for business. We develop sea- and airports in the Far East, we create cross-border oil and gas pipelines. The main goal, first of all, is to make transit of freights along the Asia – Europe routes the fastest as possible and economically profitable. And, secondly, to create powerful transport and industrial hub in the Russian Far East which will meet the needs of all the Pacific Rim", – the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
According to the head of the government, Russia looks "at infrastructure projects most widely in general". He has noted high potential in the development of the Northern Sea Route.