HARBIN, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — Chinese language and Russian travellers are anticipated to learn from a visa-free coverage for cross-border journey between Heihe in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province and Blagoveshchensk, capital of Russia’s Amur State.
Heihe authorities confirmed on Monday that it’s in talks with the Russian facet on visa-free journey.
The 2 cities are solely 750 meters aside, separated by the Heilong River, often known as Amur River in Russia.
Presently, travellers on cross-border day journeys must queue for hours for customs clearance.
Wang Ping, head of the China Chamber of Tourism, stated the group has been concerned in talks on a visa-free coverage and encourages the Russian area to supply lodging catering to Chinese language vacationers.
Donets Andrey Ivanovich, deputy governor of Russia’s Amur area, stated the Amur authorities would apply for approval of the visa-free coverage from nationwide departments.
Galushka Alexander Sergeevich, director of the Russian Far East Growth Division, stated Heihe and Blagoveshchensk visa-free journey was on the agenda of the Far East improvement planning.
The transportation between the 2 cities presently is determined by ferries in summer season and a pontoon bridge when the river is frozen.
Development of a everlasting bridge began in 2016 after 28 years of negotiations between China and Russia. Scheduled to open in 2019, the bridge will likely be an essential a part of the China-Mongolia-Russia financial hall.