Primorye governor on energy export to South & North Korea

Sergei Darkin, Governor of Primorye, Far East, thinks the project envisaging export of Russian energy to North and South Koreas looks promising enough.

An excess of energy produced by the Bureisk hydroelectric power plant in the Russian Far East could be exported to North Korea, where energy shortage is apparent, the Governor told a press conference in Vladivostok, the centre of Primorye, commenting on the results of his visit to Pyongyang.

To this end, a power line must be built to connect the Khasan Station, Primorye and the neighboring province of North Hamgyong, which are a few dozen kilometers apart.

After that, the energy could be exported to South Korea as well, Darkin said.

He mentioned another mutually advantageous project-transit export of Russian cargoes via the Soviet-built North Korean seaport of Rajin.

According to the Governor, a number of big companies based in Primorye are ready to realise the project and organise export of timber, coal, metal and oil products via Rajin to countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.

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