BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Moscow Government today announced the signing of an agreement (the “Agreement”) between JSC “Mosinzhproekt”, China Railway Construction Corporation and China International Fund, to mark the start of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s three day visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The visit aims to strengthen bi-lateral financial cooperation between Moscow and the three respective Chinese cities, and promote significant urban and infrastructure development opportunities created by the “New Moscow” project.
The Mayor is also part of the Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin’s delegation to Shanghai on 20 May, to participate in high-level meetings with their counterparts in China. The delegation is meeting with senior politicians, business leaders, top management of major corporations, and also strategic investors from China and Hong Kong, aiming to foster ties and expand long-term collaboration between Russia and China. This comes at a time when Russia is drawing larger amounts of foreign investment from around the world, and Moscow is becoming one of the country’s key recipients.
The Agreement, which was signed on behalf of JSC “Mosinzhproekt” by Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin, who is also Head of Urban Development and Construction, outlines construction plans for a major underground transportation network initiative – the new South-West metro line, which is a key part of the "New Moscow" urban development project. “New Moscow”, which is an ambitious construction and infrastructure project that aims to double the size of the city, has already received US$4 billion worth of investment since its approval in 2012 and is expected to attract over US$200 billion by 2035.
The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin said, “Moscow is one of the largest megapolises in the world with enormous growth potential. The “New Moscow” project involves development of a large territory: the establishment of new centres of economic growth, the redevelopment of road network and modernization of transport infrastructure as well as creation of new parks and recreational spaces. The project will not only improve the city’s efficiency and environment, stimulate employment with all modern social infrastructure in place, but also create attractive opportunities for foreign investments and will strengthen economic cooperation between our countries.”
Commenting further, Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin said, “The new South-West metro line will engage global expertise and create a significant number of additional jobs within the Moscow area. This exciting initiative is a significant step forward for the city and a core part of the New Moscow project.”
“New Moscow” is a territory with a total area of 148,000 hectares, located in the south-west of the capital. It was attached during the territorial expansion of the city in 2012 under the title “Greater Moscow”. This urban project is comparable to “Greater Paris”, a project that is essentially the accession to the capital of surrounding suburbs, and formation of a single agglomeration.
The attachment of new suburbs requires an ambitious redevelopment of the existing transport infrastructure. One of the core redevelopment projects is the construction of a new underground Metro line in the southwest of the capital. The new line will extend from the station of the Third Interchange Circuit “Ulitsa Novatorov” to “Stolbovo”. The estimated length of the line will be 14.9 km and it will accommodate six stations.
About the companies:
JSC “Mosinzhproekt” – state-owned company responsible for managing the construction of 79 stations and 48 interchanges in the Moscow Underground Metro system, the reconstruction of the main arena of the FIFA World Cup 2018 - Arena «Luzhniki», the general designer of the reconstruction of 12 highways in Moscow. The company is recognized as a leader in the domestic construction industry, as well as the most dynamic company in Russia (by the rating agency «Expert»).
China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC) – one of the largest construction group of companies occupying the 11th place in the ranking of «China’s top 500 enterprises», ranked 1st of «The Top 250 global contractors» (2013) and included in the first hundred construction companies («The world’s top 500», 2013). The company has vast experience in design and construction of infrastructure, being one of the biggest designers in China and abroad.