Russia’s northernmost airport to be modernized

This year, extensive work will begin in Russia’s Chukotka to reconstruct the country’s northernmost Pevek Airport, located about 15 km off the Arctic town of Pevek.

Local authorities plan to repair the runway and the airport terminal building, and upgrade equipment. Russia’s Ministry of Transport has allocated over RUR 3.5 bln ($53.6 mio) for the purpose. The modernization is expected to take about 4 years.

As part of the project for developing regional airports and routes, the Ministry of Transport proposed assigning a total of some RUR 30 bln rubles ($459.1 mio) for modernization of airports in Russia’s Far East. RUR 3 bln will be allocated for upgrading Provideniya Bay Airport and about the same amount for Markovo Airport. Lavrentiya Aiport and Keperveyem Airport will receive RUR 2.6 bln each, while Kresta Bay Airport and Beringovsky Airport will receive RUR 2.2 bln each.

“Modernization of northern and Far Eastern airports and construction of new ones is a priority task for Russia as the government has set a goal of developing these regions”, civil aviation expert Yaroslav Markov says.

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