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Source: Russian Federation Government

The Prime Minister addressed a plenary discussion on Russia’s Transport: Speed, Convenience and Efficiency, at the 14th International Forum and Exhibition Transport of Russia. He also presented state awards to the transport sector’s employees.

Visiting the Transport of Russia exhibition

Mikhail Mishustin inspected the stands of the Transport of Russia exhibition dealing with the implementation of national transport projects, attended the presentations given by Russian Railways’ innovative projects and Sheremetyevo International Airport’s infrastructure projects.

The Transport of Russia exhibition is part of Transport Week, an annual business event that includes a series of nationwide and international events for an open discussion of the most topical transport matters and promotion of mutual understanding between representatives of government agencies and the business community.

Exhibition participants include manufacturers of transport systems, freight and passenger carriers, transport infrastructure owners and operators, repair and maintenance enterprises, logistics companies, representatives of federal and regional executive authorities, the media and academia.

During the event, the Prime Minister took part, via videoconference, in a ceremony of opening a section of the R-254 Irtysh federal motorway, the opening of the Novy marshalling yard and the launch of the third stage of the Vostochny seaport’s coal-loading facility.

Excerpts from Mikhail Mishustin’s remarks:

Good afternoon, colleagues, friends,

I am delighted to welcome all of you and everybody taking part in this plenary session today.

At an annual forum people get a good opportunity to discuss with one another in a professional way the future of the transport industry. This is something that is of particular importance for our economy.

In today’s COVID-19 environment, it is extremely important that transport operates reliably at every single point in this country, so that people can be supplied with medicine, PPE and food uninterrupted and on time.  This is why it’s necessary to keep a very close eye on this sphere.

Our president has described the development of the transport industry as a strategic priority. It is its potential that is primarily in demand, when we are speaking about the growth of the national economy. This is vital for achieving the national development goals and implementing all the main national projects and federal and regional programmes aimed at making people’s lives better and more comfortable. And, of course, it is impossible to speak about the development of international integration in isolation from creating a common transport network, thoroughfares and corridors or launching modern digital logistic systems.  All of this is providing our country, famous for its huge distances, with competitive advantages and strengthening its position on the world markets.

It is crucial to focus on digitalising the transport industry. The digitalisation is spreading to all its sections and makes it possible to ensure that logistic chains function seamlessly and, of course, cut down on travel time.

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