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Norway questioned the feasibility of the Northern sea route

Норвегия усомнилась в целесообразности Севморпути

Norway doubts the economic feasibility of the Northern sea route (NSR) and will be checking for compliance with environmental standards. This “Izvestia”said the foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen.

She noted that the NSR there are problems in relation to search and rescue operations and inadequate infrastructure.

“This greatly complicates the task of making the route profitable and commercially successful as many would have wished”, she explained.

According to her, at the moment Norway has no plans to provide ports of Svalbard as part of the use of SMP. In the Russian Embassy in Oslo said that while the route passes within the internal territorial waters of Russia and Norway to its development is not involved.

In January of this year it was reported that in the next five years on the development and support of the Northern sea route will require 905,6 billion. According to the may decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the traffic along the Northern sea route by 2024 will reach 80 million tons.

Northern sea route — the Arctic’s main shipping artery of Russia, connecting the ports of the Arctic and major rivers of the Northern region, the shortest water route between the Far East and the European part of the country.

 

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