26 May 2021 11:28

Rosatom planning to attract international investors for development of transit via NSR

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) - The Rosatom state corporation expects to attract foreign partners to develop transit freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route, Vladimir Panov, Rosatom's special representative for Arctic development, who supervises the development of the Northern Sea Route at the state corporation, said in an interview with Interfax.

"There is no doubt that the Northern Sea Route will develop along the lines of international cooperation. Transit cargo on the Northern Sea Route will be international. For us it is very important to build open cooperation and stable partnership," Panov said.

"The Northern Sea Route is technologically different compared to open water routes. We have a lot to overcome in experimental mode. And this is where a lot of space for cooperation arises," he said.

"Rosatom is holding similar talks with potential foreign partners, but it is still premature to talk about specifics," Panov said.