Asia (bbabo.net), - The Russian-Chinese product range of cargo transportation on the automobile bridge across the Amur between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe will be expanded. This was announced today, January 25, by TASS with reference to the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Harbin.
According to the Russian diplomatic mission, from January 30, it will be possible to import vegetables, fruits and other food products from China through the Kani-Kurgan-Heihe checkpoint.
The Consulate General said that this became possible after the checkpoint was included in the list of border crossings intended for the import of food products into Russia. Corresponding changes were made to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 442 dated June 3, 2011.
Currently, the daily throughput of the Kani-Kurgan-Heihe checkpoint averages 188 vehicles for entry and exit.
“A significant part of Chinese imports now are special equipment, tires and spare parts for automotive, special and agricultural equipment, consumer goods. Russian exports include lumber, raw materials for traditional Chinese medicine, vegetable oil (soybean, sea buckthorn),” the report says.
The construction of a cross-border bridge across the Kani-Kurgan-Heihe checkpoint began in 2016. The length of the bridge is 1,080 meters, the total length of the bridge crossing is 20 km. It was opened to traffic on June 10, 2022.