MOSCOW, March 2 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to prepare proposals for expanding the eastern section of the BAM for the export of coal from Yakutia, and to study the financing mechanisms for this project, including with the use of funds from the National Welfare Fund (NWF).
“I instruct the government to submit additional proposals for expanding the eastern section of the BAM, we are talking about increasing the export of coal from Yakutia to the east,” Putin said in his closing speech at a meeting on the development of the Russian coal industry.
“I ask you to work out the mechanisms for financing this project, including the possibility of a National Welfare Fund, as the Minister of Economic Development suggested during the meeting today, if it is, of course, necessary. In any case, I want to say that I will not have anything against it, please. if there is such a need, submit proposals, “Putin added.