VLADIVOSTOK, February 22 (Itar-Tass) — The bridge across the Zolotoi Rog (Golden Horn) Bay in Vladivostok will be commissioned on June 30. On the same day, another important facility – the De-Friz - Sedanka – Patrokl Bay motor road with a four-kilometre low water bridge over the Amur Bay will be put into operation. The commissioning date of the two major facilities under construction for the APEC summit was announced at a meeting of the Legislative Assembly committee on economic policy and property by the Primorsky Territory’s economics department Director Nikolai Dubinin, the press service of the Primorsky Territory parliament told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The works are going on schedule. Three years ago, it was difficult to expect such a harsh winter and difficult ice conditions, which greatly complicated the work of the builders. We hope that the backlog will be eliminated, we were rather firmly told about it,” the committee chairman Viktor Gorchakov said.
The preparations for the APEC summit in the city in 2012 include creation of the infrastructure on the Russky Island where the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Region will meet, the building of bridges, capital reconstruction of the airport and the construction of several five-star hotels.
The administration of the Primorsky Territory is the state customer in the construction of 17 facilities of the transport, public utilities, social infrastructure of the APEC summit with the total funding for the whole period of the program implementation worth 83.9 billion roubles, including from the federal budget - 49.7 billion roubles and from the territorial budget – 34.2 billion roubles. Three facilities have already been put into operation in 2010, four commissioned in 2011, and 10 more facilities are being prepared for commissioning in 2012.
The bridge across the Zolotoi Rog Bay and the De-Friz - Sedanka – Patrokl Bay highway should form the basis for a new transport system of the Primorsky Territory’s centre. The cable-stayed bridge across the Zolotoi Rog Bay will link the centre of Vladivostok with the Pervomaisky district of the city on the Churkin Peninsula. The bridge is 1,400 metres long, the length of its main span is 733 metres, the height above the water surface - 60 metres, and the total length of the facility with road interchanges exceeds 2 kilometres. At present, the construction of the central span is coming to an end.
The highway Novy Settlement - De-Friz Peninsula - Sedanka – Patrokl Bay will link the airport with the city. Its total length is about 40 kilometres. The main section of the highway is the four-kilometre low water bridge over the Amur Bay.