Sochi’s seaport will be enlarged through man-made lands

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a direction on the enlargement of Sochi’s sea port. The port will be expanded to include in its boundaries some adjacent lands, as well as man-made lands to be created.

After completing the reconstruction, the sea port will be able to receive year-round cruise liners up to 311 meters long with capacity of up to three thousand people. The port’s planned passenger turnover is 315 ths people annually.

In the course of the reconstruction man-made lands will be created which will house buildings of the sea passenger terminal and border crossing points.

Works on the project are planned to be completed towards winter 2013.

According to the latest data, the amount of investment in the development of Sochi’s sea port from Russia’s federal budget is estimated at 19 billion rubles.

English translation by BSN