5 December 2014
Two Capitals Highway, a VTB Capital
subsidiary, and Vnesheconombank (VEB) have signed a cooperation agreement to finance, build and operate two sections of the M-11 Moscow-St Petersburg toll motorway (543 km-646 km and 646 km-684 km).
The memorandum outlines VEB’s intention to participate in financing the project alongside VTB on the agreed terms of the concession agreement for the 140-km section of the M-11 previously signed between State Company Russian Highways (Avtodor) and Two Capitals Highway.
is financing the project, in which it is also a shareholder, while VTB Capital is acting as financial consultant.
Capital investment in the project will total about RUB 76.8 billion and will be financed through a state grant of RUB 57.6 billion, as well as external financing and funds provided by the shareholders. Construction will start in early 2015 and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Infrastructure investments are a strategic business area for VTB Capital. We continue to actively expand this business and remain a leader in implementing private-public partnership infrastructure projects in Russia. We have successfully completed a number of large-scale projects, and I am certain that the extensive experience of our team will help us implement this project at the highest level »
First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank’s Management Board
The Moscow-St Petersburg motorway is a strategically important federal investment project to develop Russia’s transport infrastructure. The modern high-speed road is planned as a major thoroughfare linking the two largest cities in Russia.
Back to the list