Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to the Crimean Peninsula. The first paragraph of his current trip to the Crimean bridge.
According to journalists who greeted the President on the Crimean bridge, Putin started his tour of the transport crossing through the Kerch Strait from the Taman shore. According to the correspondent of the Criminals, on the road arc the Crimean bridge the head of state met the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, the head of Rosavtodor Roman Starovoit, the head of Krasnodar Krai. Despite the visit of high-ranking guest, the workers do not stop the construction of the bridge.
As reminds a press-service of the President, the construction of the bridge began in February 2016. It is the longest bridge in Russia and Europe, its length will be 19 kilometers. Are built parallel to the road and rail parts. To date, completed construction of the main structures of the road part, are laying asphalt pavement, installation of barrier fencing and lighting poles.
The facility employs more than 10 thousand builders. According to schedule, commissioning of the road part of the Crimean bridge is scheduled for December 2018, the railway at the end of 2019. However, earlier, during his address to the Federal Assembly, Putin declared that automobile movement on the bridge will be launched within a few months.
In addition, the President will inspect the new airport terminal of the international airport Simferopol. The construction of the terminal area of more than 78 thousand square meters began in may of 2016. It will accommodate 7 million passengers per year, expandable to 10 million. In operation will be also introduced refurbished and extended runway with new taxiways paths. Work is scheduled to be completed by the summer tourist season 2018.
In Sevastopol, the President plans to talk with members of the public, said his press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. The Governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov has prepared the President a series of proposals. According to him, they will be announced, if Putin is the time within the tight schedule of visiting Crimea.
It is assumed that the President’s visit to the Crimea will end with participation in the rally-concert is scheduled in Sevastopol in honor of the fourth anniversary of the referendum, the results of which in 2014, the Crimea was reunited with Russia. As organizers promise, the meeting will begin at 18.00 on the Nakhimov square and will last until late evening. Sevastopol and city visitors can see performances of Oleg Gazmanov, group “lube” and “Turetsky Choir”, and singer Vicki Tsiganova, “Dec”, and other artists.
The last time Putin visited Sevastopol on 18 August 2017. Then he saw exposition of the Museum-reserve “Chersonese”, met with the scientific community and listen to Opera.