The deputy minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexander Krutikov, announced this on June 17 at a meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East in the Public Chamber of Russia.

“Infrastructure development is undoubtedly one of the most important tasks for the Far East. Here in the program there is such a section - the development of the backbone infrastructure. Here you can see the facilities that are included in the draft program,” said Alexander Krutikov (quoted by RIA Novosti). According to the presentation, the agency reports, the draft program includes a bridge to Sakhalin and a deep-water port, a bridge over the Lena River, the Vladivostok ring road, highways Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Okha, Arsenyevka - Ilinskoe (Sakhalin region), Nevelsk - Tomari - Shakhtyorsk airport, Kysyl-Syr gas pipeline (Yakutia) and other objects.

The total cost of the projects, Krutikov said, will be 690 billion rubles until 2025.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to develop a national program. The document should combine national projects and state programs, long-term sectoral plans of agencies and infrastructure companies, as well as development strategies for all regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. The program should be ready by September 1. Earlier, the authorities of Yakutia sought to include the Lena Bridge in the development plan for the trunk infrastructure. The head of the republic, Aisen Nikolaev, hoped that a decision should be made before the end of 2019.