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China, Russia to build port near DPRK

2014-09-11 11:35 Ecns.cn Web Editor: Gu Liping

(ECNS) -- China and Russia will cooperate to build Russia's Zarubino Port into one of the largest ports in northeast Asia, the People's Daily Online reported on Wednesday.

An ice-free port located on the southern end of Primorsky Krai in Trinity Bay, Zarubino Port is 18 km from the China-Russia border. Railway route connects the port with Hunchun, a major city of Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Northeast China's Jilin province. The region is also close to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Jilin province and the Summa Group from Russia inked a cooperative agreement about the port at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), held in Shanghai this May.

The Zarubino Port will be able to handle 60 million tons of cargo once construction is finished, according to the deputy president of Summa Group.

The multifunctional port will hugely benefit China and Russia, he said, adding that it is expected to serve as a vital food port for China and Asia, ensuring food security.

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