14 June 2017



Investors from Japan are ready to build a modern transport hub in the regional center of Primorye. A delegation of specialists led by Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Hanaoka Hirofumi inspected the site for the location of the future facility in Vladivostok today, June 6.

The delegation of the Japanese Ministry arrived in Primorye to take part in the meeting of the Russian-Japanese working group on the development of the urban environment in Vladivostok. The Japanese partners participate in this work under the agreements of the leaders of the two countries.

Heads of the departments of international cooperation, transport and road management showed guests the Railway and Marine stations. Also, delegates got acquainted with the automobile and railway traffic of the city.

As the deputy director of the department of transport and road economy Vladimir Reshetnikov said, within the framework of the joint project it is planned to create a modern transport hub, which includes land and water transport.

“The main goal of the project is to create a modern and convenient transport infrastructure in Vladivostok, unloading its center from passenger flows”, - the deputy head of the agency explained.

According to Vladimir Reshetnikov, the project provides, among other things, the construction of road overpasses, which will take traffic from the city's stations towards the Egersheld peninsula.

In his turn, Hanaoka Hirofumi noted that the Japanese business plans to create an infrastructure in Vladivostok that provides not only the creation of a transport hub, but also the installation of “smart” traffic lights, the construction of modern car parks, and the breakdown of recreation areas.

“Our countries are located next to each other and we are interested in the development of Vladivostok through the implementation of interesting and modern projects. All this will lead to the development of the tourism industry of both states”, - the head of the Japanese delegation stressed.

Hanaoka Hirofumi added that Japan is ready not only to offer innovative city development projects that are famous for, but also to invest in their own state and private capital.

It should be marked that during the second Eastern Economic Forum in Primorye the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe suggested the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to make Vladivostok a comfortable city. The agreement on the implementation of the master plan of the Vladivostok urban district was signed between the Japanese architectural and engineering company Nikken Sekkei LTD and the Foundation for a Unified Development Institute in the Housing Sector. The joint project will be synchronized with the master plan for the development of the Vladivostok agglomeration.

To date, the Russian-Japanese working group on the development of the urban environment of Vladivostok has decided on projects. This is the fish market under the Golden Bridge, the construction of car parks in the city center, the completion of the launch of waste treatment facilities, the system of “smart” traffic lights, the improvement of the green zones of Vladivostok, the extension of the walking zone “Health Path”, the construction of eco-friendly houses and the reconstruction of the incinerator “Spetszavod No.1”.

Today, representatives of the Japanese delegation also inspected the city center, a number of cultural sites, parks, Hyatt Hotel on Burniy Cape and other facilities.

Specific proposals will be discussed tomorrow, June 7, during the next meeting of the working group of the two countries.