Freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route will increase after the construction of military facilities

The construction of infrastructure facilities of the RF Ministry of Defense in the Arctic seaports of Tiksi and Dikson will lead to an increase in the volume of transportation along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). According to TASS, this opinion was expressed on Friday by the head of the Center for Arctic Studies of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Zhuravel.

"The construction of infrastructure facilities for the basing of warships in the ports of Tiksi and Dikson, dredging, the installation of navigation and roadstead equipment will provide the use of ports by large vessels of civilian agencies, improve the supply of settlements and increase the volume of transport and freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route," he said at the international scientific conference "The World Ocean – Space for Cooperation and Competition", which is taking place at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The expert also noted that the construction of military camps in Dikson and Tiksi to accommodate military personnel of air defense units include objects of domestic, educational, sports and cultural purposes, which will lead to an increase in the social and economic well-being of these settlements.

Earlier it was reported that as part of the implementation of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic and the fulfillment of the President's instructions on the development of the Northern Sea Route and the coast of the Arctic seas, the reconstruction of the seaport of Tiksi is envisaged in 2022, and by 2025 - the port of Dikson.

Port Dikson is located on the coast of the Kara Sea in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The port of Tiksi is located on the coast of the Laptev Sea in the Bulunsky region of Yakutia.