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Russia, North Korea to Set up Cross-Border Automobile Bridge

Mon 29 Apr 2019 | 04:54 PM
Norhan Mahmoud

A road trip could be the next route linking  Russia’s Primorsky region and North Korea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced plans of a cross-border car bridge.

Russia’s TASS news agency reported that Putin directed the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic to proceed in analyzing the project.

The agency quoted Yuri Trutnev, Mr. Putin’s Envoy to the Far East and the Arctic, saying that the project was reviewed during Putin’s meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un.

Little is known about the design, yet Russia’s Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov earlier noted that implementation will be in tune with “Russian standards.”

Russia’s frontier with North Korea is the shortest of its international borders. It extends for 39.4 km over the Tumen River- almost 22 km of them are maritime boundaries.

One existing railway known as “Friendship Bridge,” currently connects the two states, besides aviation routes.