Port of Perm
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Reviving Russia's river ports

One of the big problems holding back Russia's growth is its infrastructure.

Domestic and foreign investors complain about a decaying road network and overcrowded railroads.

Using Russia's many rivers seems an obvious alternative to get goods from A to B.

But the ports infrastructure has been in decline for years due to a lack of investment.

Now Perm's port on the river Kama has embarked on a modernization project that it hopes will help it turn itself into a major hub for shipments from the Urals region and Siberia to Europe - and even further afield.

Kristina Block reports.

For more on the programme visit Russia Business Report.

  • 30 Oct 2010