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KERCH, September 15. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Kerch in eastern Crimea to chair the session of the State Council’s presidium devoted to the development of transport system in southern Russia.
The president may also inspect the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge, which is expected to open in December 2018 and connect Crimea’s Kerch to mainland Russia.
Last time the Russian leader visited the Crimean Peninsula on August 19 and took part in the Tavrida youth forum.
The Kremlin press service said that Thursday’s session of the State Council, an advisory body dealing with the issues of the highest importance, will focus on measures aimed at comprehensive development of the transport infrastructure of the Southern Federal District.
"The main topics will be forming parts of international transport corridors in Russia’s south to ensure export-import transportation and international transit, as well as implementing large investment projects on the territory of the Southern Federal District on reconstruction and construction of facilities of port, road, railroad and airport infrastructure envisaged by the Russian Transport Strategy until 2030," the Kremlin added.
Among participants in the session will be Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, members of the State Council’s presidium which is formed from governors on a rotational basis, and other officials.