The government of the Russian Federation has approved plans of the new seaport Lagan close the Caspian Sea.
The port will be located 9 km from the Caspian Sea – in the city of Lagan. As competitive advantages of seaport Lagan the mass-media of Kalmykia mark environmental conditions thanks to which it will be almost non-freezing seaport, capable to work all year long, and also a favourable transport -geographical position of the future seaport concerning the international transport corridor “North-South”.
The general planned total capacity of the seaport – 22,5 million tons of cargoes a year. The construction of the seaport Lagan under the present conditions has a geopolitical significance for Russia as it is created for the purpose of integration of a transport complex of one of the subjects of the Russian Federation – Republic of Kalmykia – into the world transport system by participation in formation of the international transport corridors.