Azerbaijan, Russia agree to reconstruct bridge over Samur River
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 2 /Trend, I.Khalilova/
Azerbaijan and Russia have agreed on joint reconstruction of a bridge over trans-boundary Samur River, the head of economics and transport policy department of the Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan Sadraddin Mammadov told Trend.
"After long negotiations, an agreement has been reached to finance the construction of the bridge on a parity basis," said Mammadov.
However, he refused to announce the project cost.
According to Mammadov, the statement by the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Development of the State Border of Russia Boris Khaytovich that a bridge not belonging to any side has been found on the border between Russia and Azerbaijan is not true.
"This is a bridge over the Samur River, which is in poor condition, but is not inactive," said Mammadov.
Khaytovich said that the bridge was found near the multilateral automobile checkpoint "Yaragi-Kazmalyar" in Dagestan, ITAR-TASS reported.
In late June, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law ratifying the agreement between Moscow and Baku, securing the line of the mutual land border from the point of junction of borders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to the Caspian Sea.
This line corresponds to the former administrative border between Dagestan SSR and Azerbaijan SSR.
The agreement was signed in Baku on Sept. 3, 2010. Russia became the first country with which Azerbaijan has signed an agreement on the state border.
The border land between Russia and Azerbaijan is 284 km.
Russian and Azerbaijani sides have agreed to synchronize the implementation of this agreement with entry into force of the inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in the rational use and protection of trans-boundary water resources of the Samur River, which was signed in 2010.