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Russia sets its sights on reconstructing 18 Arctic airports

July 03, 2017, 16:45 UTC+3 NORILSK

Gradually, the entire system of the Arctic airports will be restored and reconstructed, the president’s envoy Sergei Ivanov said

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NORILSK, July 3. /TASS/. In just a few years, Russia will embark on a program to reconstruct 18 Arctic airports, Russian Presidential Envoy Sergei Ivanov told TASS on Monday.

"We have a program to reconstruct 18 Arctic airports <...> and accordingly, not just in one year of course, but gradually, we shall restore and reconstruct the entire system of the Arctic airports from Pevek to Murmansk, which surely will favor the economic and social development of the Arctic," the envoy said.

Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport Alexander Neradko told TASS at present the amount of investments remains vague. "The reconstruction costs would be clarified during the feasibility studies, which have not been done yet," he said, though without quoting any deadline for the airports’ reconstruction.

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