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Putin to hold meeting on Moscow’s transport infrastructure Mon

August 12, 2013, 2:20 UTC+3

The meeting will be a continuation of a series of conference on the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects

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MOSCOW, August 12 (Itar-Tass) - President Vladimir Putin will visit the building section of the Northern detour road round the city of Odintsovo on Monday and hold a meeting on the development of the transport infrastructure in Moscow city and region. The road links the Moscow outer circular road and the Minsk highway.

Participants in the meeting will include head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev, acting Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, and acting governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov.

Discussion at the meeting will most likely focus on a Central circular automobile road (TsKAD), one of the three large-scale infrastructure projects announced by the President at the Petersurg international economic forum in June.

The meeting will be a continuation of a series of conference on the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects. At the end of July Putin met with officials and businessmen to discuss how to reconstruct and modernize the TransSiberian Mainline, the world's longest railway built more than 110 years ago. Several days later the President held a conference dealing with the construction of a high-speed railway, Moscow-Kazan. Resources amounting to 450,000 million roubles from the National Wellbeing Fund are to be assigned for the two projects, as well as for an in-depth reconsruction of TsKAD in Moscow Region.

In his remarks at those conferences, Putin told officials that "one of the main tasks is to attract investors". "For investors to make such a decision, they must know the key parameters of these projects. Everything concerning the projects must be transparent: an expected transaction flow, an amount and sources of financing, as well as terms for attracting resources," he emphasized.

The President also urged those present to prevent shady transactions relating to land purchases. "I expect that the governors of the constituent entities of the Federation to approach in an interested way and thoroughy a solution of matters connected with the implementation of the project. This particularly applies to assistance in the allotment of lands for the consruction of the railway and roadside facilities," Putin said when speaking at the conference on the new high-speed railway.

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