VTB Capital Venture to Invest $2.3 Billion in Road Construction

LLC Northern Capital Highway agreed with the St. Petersburg city administration to invest 70 billion ($2.3 billion) rubles to build the central part of a highway connecting the city’s north and south districts.

The road needs to be completed by the end of 2015, the administration of Russia’s second-largest city said in a statement today. The remaining cost of the 212 billion-ruble project will be covered by national and local budgets.

Northern Capital will manage and collect fees on the road for 30 years. Vnesheconombank, Russia’s state-development bank, will provide 25 billion rubles of the loan, the city said in the statement.

Northern Capital is a venture of VTB Capital Plc, OAO Gazprombank, Astaldi SpA (AST), IC Ictas Insaat ve Ticaret AS, and Mega Yapi Insaat ve Ticaret Ltd.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anatoly Temkin in St. Petersburg at atemkin@bloomberg.net

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