OREANDA-NEWS. The megaproject “United Eurasia: Trans-Eurasian belt RAZVITIE - Integrated Eurasian transport system (United Eurasia: TEPR-IETS)”, which should ensure the connectedness of territories and their active development, is estimated at $ 300 billion. The payback period will be 13-15 years, said On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician, Rector of Moscow State University Lomonosov Moscow State University Victor Sadovnichy.

The main idea of ​​the plan of the United Eurasia: TEPR-IETS mega-project is to create conditions for deep integrated development of Siberia, the Far East and the Arctic by creating two spatial transport and logistics corridors between Europe and Asia, relying on a high-speed railway complex and the Northern Sea Route, including includes several strategic transport and logistics hubs in the Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts and the Arctic and combined among themselves into a single transport-logistic infrastructure.

Work on the project was started in the mid-2000s. Scientists from Moscow State University, RAS institutes, representatives of Russian Railways and several others take part in its development.