The construction of a section of the Northern Latitudinal Passage, which will allow you to reach the non-freezing part of the Barents Sea and unload the Trans-Siberian railway, is a good project. This was stated on Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with moderators and speakers of key sessions of the Eastern Economic Forum (WEF) in Vladivostok.

“Regarding access to the Barents Sea: we have been studying this project for a long time, we have been offering it,” the president said, noting that we need to continue working on it. “Unloading the Trans-Siberian Railway is absolutely true even from a strategic point of view, for the future,” Vladimir Putin is quoted as saying by TASS.

Earlier, the Russian leader called the Eastern Economic Forum held in the capital of the Primorsky Territory an interesting event, the impact of which will be felt by everyone, including residents of the region. According to him, this is a useful platform for Russian partners who come to this event in Vladivostok, and for Russian business, representatives of various levels of government.

Recall that the VI Eastern Economic Forum is being held in Vladivostok from September 2 to 4. Its program includes more than 70 events – panel sessions, round tables and business dialogues. The main theme of the WEF is the new opportunities of the Far East in a changing world.