The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation received a reply to the note proposing establishment of a passenger checkpoint on the Big Ussuriisky Island (Heixiazi Island).
The reply of the Chinese party means that a checkpoint can be established by default and the parties can commence practical activates as soon as the Government of the Russian Federation issues a relevant decree. The document was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RF on the 9th of September 2016.
The island on the Amur River has been developed by both countries after signing a relevant agreement. In 2013 the Russian Federation built a two-way motorway to the island and agreed with the Chinese side the coordinates of the future checkpoint. The projected capacity of the checkpoint is designed for 806 vehicles per day (105 buses and 701 cars) — about 1,6 million people per year.
The construction of the checkpoint on the island is expected to be carried out as a Public-Private Partnership project.