It is worth noting that during the work of the section “Economy and Investment: Overcoming the Economic Consequences in a Pandemic”, many questions were received from those present in the hall and online participants of the forum. They also touched upon the construction of the seaport of Lagan and the attitude of other regions towards this project.
“In order to develop the export potential of Russia, we should talk about cooperation. The flow of goods passing through international transport corridors will be enough to load all nearby ports, including the ports of Olya, Astrakhan and the promising port in Lagan,” the Head of the Lagansk RMO emphasized.
According to Kazbek Khadikov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Astrakhan Region - Minister of Economic Development of the Astrakhan Region, the economic activity of neighbors leads to the growth of the economy of all nearby regions, this is not a competitive growth, but a development that will bring profit to both the regions and the state as a whole.
Officials from Kalmykia and Astrakhan agreed that the planned construction of a port in Lagan would complement the existing Russian port infrastructure in the Caspian. The increase in cargo traffic, the opening of additional logistics facilities and the development of container transportation are beneficial for all Caspian regions.