Russia-China Cable Car Link to Be Built Over the Amur River Border

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The construction of a cable car link over the Amur River to connect Russia’s Blagoveshchensk and China’s Heihe cities has started in Blagoveshchensk. The first pile was driven into the Russian shore today.

Vladimir Konovalov, the Executive Director of Russia’s ZED Development Company said that “The general contractor of the international cross-border aerial cableway across the Amur River between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe cities has started construction of the pile footing today. A special platform has been outfitted on the site and the required machinery is present there.”

​​​​​According to the design, the cableway over Amur between Russia and China will be 973 meters long. It will consist of four lines and operate under the pendulum principle. A single gondola capacity will be up to 110 individuals. Construction is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2022.

Links between Russia and China are rapidly developing, including others between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. The Amur River Bridge is set to open later this year, with a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries under negotiation, and a declared intent to double bilateral trade by 2024. This region of Russia’s Amur Oblast and China’s Heilongjiang Province is set to boom.

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