First railway bridge between Russia and ChinaThe first railway bridge over the Amur river on the border between Russia and China.
Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF), the joint fund of RDIF and China Investment Corporation (CIC), and other leading institutional co-investors announced an investment to construct the first ever railway bridge over the Amur river on the border between Russia and China. The new bridge will have a capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per year and will connect the Jewish Autonomous Region with the Chinese province of Heilongjiang.
- Construction of the new bridge will make it possible to create a new export corridor between Russia and China to overcome infrastructural barriers for cargo being transported from new deposits being developed in East Siberia and the Far East.
- The bridge will considerably increase cargo turnover and the competitiveness of Russian producers and exporters in the region, as the distance of transportation to the end user will be reduced by approximately 700 kilometres compared to operating export railway routes.
- The Russian part of the bridge construction is in progress.
- Year of investment: 2014.