The launch ventilation ceremony adopts the form of multi-party video call. Representatives of the Chinese and Russian builders spoke at three stations along the Heihe pipeline in China, atamanskaya pipeline in Russia and chajangjin pipeline respectively, and reported to the two heads of state that the preparations were ready. Then president Putin and President Xi Jinping issued instructions from Sochi and Beijing: gas supply! Take it!
On December 2nd, President Xi Jinping held a video link with Russian President Putin in Beijing to witness the commissioning ceremony of the natural gas pipeline between China and Russia. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie huanchi
In the busy schedule, the two heads of state chose to witness the ceremony in a special way of video connection, which shows that they attach great importance to the project. President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of this:
The east line natural gas pipeline is a landmark project of China Russia energy cooperation and a model of deep accommodation and win-win cooperation between the two sides.
The natural gas cooperation project along the eastern line between China and Russia, from negotiation, promotion to construction, has always been highly concerned and personally promoted by the two heads of state. As you may recall, in May 2014, under the testimony of President Xi Jinping and President Putin, China and Russia signed a project cooperation document in Shanghai.
On May 20, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Russian President Putin in Shanghai. Before this meeting, Xi Jinping held a welcome ceremony for Putin in the Western Conference Center Square in Shanghai. Xinhua News Agency reporter LAN Hongguang
The natural gas pipeline of the eastern line of China and Russia starts from the eastern Siberia of Russia and enters Heihe River of Heilongjiang Province of China from blagoveshinsk. The total length of the pipeline in Russia is about 3000 km, the newly built pipeline in China is 3371 km, and the existing pipeline is 1740 km.
President Xi Jinping described the course of pipeline construction over the past 5 years. The two participating units are working closely together, and the vast number of construction builders are climbing the ice and lying in the snow, fighting the earth, building a high quality and high quality task.
It is understood that after the completion of the natural gas pipeline along the East China Russia line, 38 billion cubic meters of clean and high-quality natural gas resources can be stably supplied to Northeast China, Bohai rim and Yangtze River Delta every year, equivalent to about 13.6% of Chinas natural gas consumption in 2018, which will benefit more than 400 million people in 9 provinces and cities along the line and effectively improve and alleviate the air pollution along the line.
This energy artery will not only help China to obtain stable natural gas supply, but also bring huge benefits to Russia, and will play a huge role in promoting the development of the regions along the two countries. President Xi Jinping called it the model of win-win cooperation, which is worthy of the name.
On June 29, 2015, the construction of China Russia east gas pipeline in Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province began. Photo by song Fulai, Xinhua News Agency
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. In June this year, President Xi Jinping and President Putin unanimously decided to upgrade bilateral relations into a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia in the new era. At this important historical node, the significance of the natural gas pipeline of the eastern China Russia pipeline is increasingly prominent.
As president Xi Jinping said,
Production ventilation is not only an important stage achievement, but also a new starting point for cooperation.
Putin also said that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, the launch of Russia China East gas pipeline is of great historical significance and will bring the strategic cooperation between the two countries to a new height.
The highway bridge of Heihe bragoveshinsk boundary river between China and Russia photographed on May 31, 2019. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang jianphotographed
Putin disclosed that through this project, the Russian side will supply 1 trillion cubic meters of natural gas to China in the next 30 years, which will help to implement the consensus reached between us and President Xi Jinping that the bilateral trade volume between Russia and China will be raised to 200 billion dollars in 2024.
It is hoped that both sides will continue to make efforts to build more fist projects like the east line natural gas pipeline, and boost the development of the two countries, so as to better benefit the two countries and their peoples. President Xi Jinping said.