SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - Crimean Prime Minister Anatoliy Mogilev has assured environmentalists that the construction of a deep-water port at the western coast of the Crimean peninsula will start only after environmental studies are completed. As reported, environmentalists sent Mogilev a letter warning that the construction of the deep-water port near the village of Frunze in Saki district would erode the sand beaches. "I have received the letter. Since it was written by competent people, I'm ready to consider their opinion. This project will have to undergo an in-depth environmental study, and only after that will it be approved. But the Crimea obviously needs this port for sustainable economic development," Mogilev said at a press conference in Simferopol. According to him, a big Chinese company is ready to substantially invest in the port construction project. "We will offer them three more places for building the port. But if experts say that construction works there may damage the environment, then we will definitely give up this project," Mogilev said.

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