Within the framework of the exhibition, a briefing was held, during which A. Yurchik and the Director of the State Civil Policy Department of the Ministry of Transport of Russia Svetlana Petrova told about the preparation of the Russian transport complex for FIFA-2018 FIFA World Cup.
In total, the program “Construction and reconstruction of transport infrastructure” provides for the implementation of 42 events, of which 21 are fully implemented. In the part of the airport and the infrastructure of the aerodrome, work was completed at 12 sites. New passenger terminals were built at the airports of St. Petersburg, Samara, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Vnukovo. An absolutely new modern airport “Platov” opens in Rostov-on-Don, which annually can receive 5 million passengers.
A number of airports modernized the infrastructure of the airfields. In the near future the work will be completed at the airports of Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara. In the final stage – the construction of new runways in Moscow airports Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo. In the part of the road infrastructure of the cities-organizers of the World Cup, 9 events were completed. Constructed and reconstructed constructed roads, providing access to airports and stadiums in Saransk, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara.
It is noted that at present all the city-organizers have prepared the necessary regulatory framework to ensure free travel on the routes of sports competitions. In addition, in the mode of the site and the mobile application, the “Transport Guide for the fan” will work, which will reflect all the main transportation routes by different modes of transport.
On the same day A. Yurchik met with the Regional Director of the European and North Atlantic Bureau of ICAO Mr. Louis Fonseca de Almeida. Opening the meeting, L. Fonseca announced the readiness of the ICAO regional office to provide all the necessary information for further joint work and the desire to see the representative of Russia in the group’s leading work.
In turn, A. Yurchik stressed the importance of the work of the North Atlantic Office of ICAO, noting the importance of the working group’s interaction in ensuring the safety of flights and servicing air transport on the Black Sea. “For the qualitative organization of flights in this region, it is necessary to be based exclusively on professional and technical aspects of activities, excluding political overtones,” he said.
The Deputy Minister of Transport also said that Russia is a supporter of the development of environmentally friendly air transport. In this regard, the CORSIA program is important for the Russian side. However, according to A. Yurchik, its key indicators and efficiency from implementation are not yet clear. L. Fonseca promised before the end of 2018 to give these explanations.