This year, the reconstruction of runway № 2 at the Yakutsk airport will start," - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said April 21, 2017 at a meeting in Murmansk, during which major projects for the development of transport infrastructure in the North of Russia were discussed.
The immediate goals of the RF Government are the launch of a passenger service on the Berkakit-Tommot-Nizhny Bestyah railway. According to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, "about 7 billion from budget sources" will be directed to the reconstruction of the runway №2 of Yakutsk and the reconstruction of the ground infrastructure in the airport of Magadan. This is reported by the press service of IL Tumen.
Medvedev stressed that "in conditions of low density of roads and railways, it is especially important to maintain and develop the ground infrastructure of air transport, primarily to ensure the mobility of the resident population, as well as labor resources that work on a shift basis." The head of the Cabinet recalled that in recent years, due to federal funds, the infrastructure of northern airports in the part of the national core network has been reconstructed.
Medvedev separately dwelled on the projects being implemented in Yakutia, in particular, recalled that the year before last, the Berkakit-Tommot-Nizhny Bestyah railway section was opened. According to the Prime Minister, the railway section is almost 90% complete, and it significantly improves the logistics of the northern delivery.