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Russian Far Eastern Shipyard to Get $900 Million Renovation

The Kremlin has asked Rosneftegaz, a state-owned primogenitor association of oil hulk Rosneft, to deposit 60 billion rubles ($900 million) to build new comforts during a former troops shipyard in Russia’s Far East, according to a direct published on a Kremlin website Tuesday.

Moscow hopes a renovated Zvezda shipyard would be means to build vast oil and gas tankers to enhance Russia’s trade ability in East Asia. Russia’s existent shipbuilding comforts are installed with troops orders for a country’s expanding navy.

The yard has already been partially reconstructed. Rosneft in 2013 invested 111 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) to update Zvezda for municipal shipbuilding. However, a plan has not been scandal-free. In April, a presidential attach� to a Far East pronounced that over 4 billion rubles ($60 million) were mislaid to piracy during a shipyard, sparking rapist investigations.

Rosneftegaz’s new investment in a yard was initial announced by President Vladimir Putin during a Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok progressing this month. Zvezda is one of a government’s flagship Far East growth projects — a array of initiatives designed to boost a economy on Russia’s dull eastern frontier. Moscow is seeking to boost trade ties in Asia to equivalent a decrease in trade with Europe and a U.S., that has been constricted by sanctions over a Ukraine crisis.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/533376.html