An agreement on financing the construction of transport and logistics complex “South-Ural” was signed at the Transport Ministry. The agreement was concluded between the State Transport Leasing Company and Resource Company. The project is relevant to the whole country, and the development of logistics has become one of the key points of economic growth of the South Urals. The “South-Ural” logistics complex will be the largest one in Russia.
The Chelyabinsk region is located in the heart of Eurasia, at the intersection of transport routes of Russia and the CIS. The need to take advantage of the favorable geographical position was mentioned in the recently adopted amendments to the Chelyabinsk Region Development Strategy before 2020.
“Since time immemorial, South Urals has been sitting at the crossroads of major transport arteries. The Great Silk Road used to pass through the region. Our region was the first in Ural, across which the Transsiberian Railway was built. It is worthy of note that Chelyabinsk was the headquarters for the construction management of the railway. There are tens, if not hundreds, of such places in the South Urals,” said Acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Boris Dubrovsky.
The Transport Logistics Complex “South-Ural” is of strategic importance for the Chelyabinsk region and Russia on the whole. The complex will serve the turnover of transport corridor between China and the Russian Federation. The implementation of the project will significantly cut the time that the goods spend in transit and reduce the burden on the railway crossing from China to Zabaikalsk.