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KRASNODAR, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The Taman commercial port in the Sea of Azov, the biggest one in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Territory, may be commissioned in 2014, according to the governor of the territory, Alexander Tkachev.
“The Territory is very interested in the project, it is an important growing point. The federal authorities have serious proposals and plant. If everything goes smooth, the port will be launched in 2014 or 2015,” he said. “And it will be an important economic achievement.”
As of now, Russia’s Ministry of Transport is ending the work on the project of the development of the Taman port transport infrastructure. The document is to be endorsed by the state expert authority in spring. The project provides for the construction of more than ten shipment terminals with an overall capacity of more than 100 million tons. Total investments in the project will reach 150 billion roubles, of which two thirds are private investments.
Russia’s Krasnodar Territory is a steadily developing Russian region, and it is only natural that foreign investors show interest in it. As many as 170 large-scale investment projects in various areas, from heavy machine-building to medicine, have been implemented here in the past four years alone. Among such projects are the Rusjam-Kuban glassware plant, the Fresenius Dialysis Centre, joint production projects with Kanuf, Klaas, etc. Thus, Krasnodar Territory’s trade turnover with Italy, according to the latest data, has exceeded a record-breaking figure of one billion U.S. dollars.