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In Rosmorrechflot told about the construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydroelectric station

The construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydropower will go beyond 2024, the head of Rosmorrechflot Alexander Posiva at the webinar "PortNews".

The newspaper "Kommersant" in may, reported that the beginning of the actual implementation of the project of creation of the dam is postponed for 2021. Thus, taking into account the duration of construction for almost five years, the project runs the risk to go beyond 2024. It was originally planned that the project will be completed in 2021, it said in the summer of 2017, Dmitry Medvedev, who was then Prime Minister.

"We are now in the next stage of approval that the final version of the project with the government of Nizhny Novgorod region... as of today, has joined the country's government to this issue, and issues of assessment of anthropogenic impact on the environment, which became the main obstacle in the implementation of this project is expected after completion of a comprehensive analysis be addressed within the framework of pronouncement on the third phase of this project. I hope that after all we, the common denominator will come. It is now clear by (Nizhny Novgorod hydroelectric station - ed.) that until the end of 2024 with all these additional events, we'll never make it," said Polivy.

"But we, that is, to enter the stages, so that this important issue for inland navigation in the first place, for cruise shipping was solved taking into account the existing circumstances as quickly as possible", - he added.

Low head hydro is a variant of the resumption of navigation on the Volga river on a segment Gorodets – Nizhny Novgorod. The waterworks included in the strategy for development of inland water transport of Russia. Nizhny Novgorod low-pressure waterworks will have a capacity of over 30 million tons of cargo. The project received the approval of scientists facility, but has raised concerns among local residents because of the probability of flooding and environmental security in the region, it was established an interdepartmental working group.