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The first Russian-Chinese EXPO finished in Harbin
EXPO in Harbin is a large-scale platform designed to demonstrate competitive products and industrial and technical developments of Russian industrial companies and institutions, present the industrial and investment potential of Russian regions, develop bilateral cooperation projects and establish new contacts. The tone of the event was set by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, having stated earlier that “it is necessary to increase investment cooperation. The Russian-Chinese EXPO will be held in Harbin this summer to help solve this problem. "
"Russia sets the task of increasing the trade turnover between China and Russia to 2020 billion dollars by the year of 200. We consider this figure ambitious, but absolutely achievable," Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said at the exhibition.
There were indeed many opportunities for both sides. At the opening ceremony of the Russian-Chinese exposition, the Chinese side presented such projects as the Lyudinovo Special Economic Zone of Industrial Production, the Amazar Pulp and Paper Mill, the ASTRAROSSA Industrial Design and Innovation Center, and the construction of a bridge across the river. Amur in the vicinity of the cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, the project of integrated development of Khabarovsk airport "New", Technopark "Yakutia" and many others. Own projects were presented to the companies Rostekhnologii, Beijing Perfect World Co., Energy Alliance Amur Energo-Stroy Alliance, Research Institute of Rolling Stock Qingdao Sifang.
Within the framework of the business program of the First Russian-Chinese Expo in Harbin, along with round tables and business meetings, the Days of Russian Regions were held. The presentations were held by the 20 regions, but the Far Easterners made themselves the loudest.
According to Svetlana Ivanova, Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, there is nothing surprising in the fact that the presentations of the Russian regions-neighbors have received the greatest interest.
The investment potential of the Khabarovsk Territory was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the region - the Minister of Economic Development and Foreign Relations of the Territory Viktor Kalashnikov. V.Kalashnikov said that four levels of development of cooperation with Chinese business were noted in the region: participation of Chinese companies in cluster projects; Attraction of investors to projects of integrated development, including with a special regime of preferences; Cooperation in relatively small but specific investment projects; Development of trade contacts. The Krai Government has developed a number of project proposals: the construction of a pulp and paper mill in the city of Amursk; Construction of a plant for the production of 150 thousand cubic meters. M. Of particle boards per year; Production of lumber and components for wooden housing construction; Tourist cruise project "Amur-Father". The development of complex projects for the creation of an aviation hub in Khabarovsk, a fishing industry complex within the framework of the Vanino-Sovgavan transport-industrial hub, an equestrian park on the Great Ussuri island, is promising for the region.
In the plans for the development of road infrastructure - a lot of projects. "The full functioning of all transport infrastructure will significantly shorten the time of transportation of goods to Russian regions, including from the People's Republic of China. This, of course, will have a positive effect on the final price of products for the consumer, "Miklushevsky stressed. Particular attention was paid to the creation of territories for advanced development in Primorsky Krai, as well as to the development of the tourist direction in the region.
The head of the regional department of agricultural policy and nature management of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Leonid Nikolaev, said that the EXPO drew attention to projects in the agro-industrial and tourist industries.
"The delegates of Chukotka presented the opportunities of the region in the sphere of reindeer husbandry and sea mammal hunting to the participants of the EXPO, as well as the organization of tourist routes to Chukotka for the people of the People's Republic of China," he said. Investors' interest was also caused by projects related to the development of the Bering coal basin. The project is being implemented as a commercial one, the investor in the Bering Sea basin development was the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which invested about 15 million dollars from the necessary 48.
A.Vinnikov stressed that the implementation of the joint Russian-Chinese program for the development of forest resources has already enabled the attraction of large Chinese investors to the region. In addition, enterprises with Chinese investments successfully operate a number of industries of the Jewish Autonomous Region, are engaged in the extraction of mineral resources, harvesting and processing of timber, construction of housing, production of agricultural products, construction materials, furniture, and services. Priorities for further cooperation are reflected in the Agreement signed by the region's leadership and the province of Heilongjiang.
The pavilion of Yakutia, where traditional motifs and modern technologies were combined, received a diploma for the best design project of an exhibition stand. By the way, already on the second day, representatives of business circles of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) concluded 10 contracts with Chinese partners.
As for high-profile contracts in the Far East, the Sakhalin Region and Heilundjiang Province signed an agreement on twin-town relations at the EXPO. The government of the Sakhalin Oblast is interested in many-sided cooperation in the deep processing of natural resources with which the island land is rich. The agreement was signed by Ekaterina Vladimirovna Kotova, Minister of Investments and External Relations from the Sakhalin Region, from the province’s side - Saibinha, Director of the Forestry Department It is planned to sign an agreement between the Heilundzyan Forestry Department and the Ministry of Investment and External Relations of the Sakhalin Oblast in the implementation of timber industry projects.
It is expected that next year the Russian-Chinese Expo will move to Russia. It is not ruled out that the event will take place in Primorye - in Vladivostok.