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Russian holding company reconstructing checkpoint on border with Azerbaijan

Business Materials 30 July 2020 15:27
Russian holding company reconstructing checkpoint on border with Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 30

By Fidan Babayeva – Trend:

Russian Ruselectronics holding company, an affiliate of Rostec State Corporation will increase the throughput of the Yarag-Kazmalyar automobile checkpoint across the Russia-Azerbaijan state border, Trend reports referring to the corporation.

According to the source, the state contract for the first stage of reconstruction was concluded with Rosgranstroy Federal State Treasury Office following the results of competitive procedures.

"The checkpoint is located in the Magaramkent district of Dagestan. Reconstruction of the facility includes two stages. After repair, throughput of the checkpoint will be increased from 500 to 1400 vehicles per day,” the source said.

The reconstruction project envisions an increase in the number of traffic lanes from 10 to 24 with a separation of traffic flows, the construction of an in-depth inspection box, a weight and size complex, equipping the checkpoint with a complex of modern information and technical means, including an integrated security system.

“It is also planned to equip the site for a mobile inspection and inspection complex, which allows detecting undeclared goods and those ones prohibited for carriage. Completion of the reconstruction work is scheduled for 2021," the source also noted.

According to Deputy Head of Rosgranstroy Roman Krapivin, the modernization will increase the throughput capacity of the Yarag-Kazmalyar checkpoint, reduce the time for passing control procedures, increase the level of security of the state border and will stimulate the development of the transit potential of the International North-South Transport Corridor, in which the checkpoint is located.

"Reconstruction of the checkpoint is carried out within the "International Cooperation and Export" project and will increase its throughput almost three times. Equipping the facility with modern technical means will speed up border crossing and reduce logistics costs. This will strengthen commercial ties and increase trade turnover," said Konstantin Fursikov, head of the project office of the inspection complexes and checkpoints of the Ruselectronics holding company.

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