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Reboot the Board

MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS OF RUSSIA updated the composition of the Public Council

Reboot the Board
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On Tuesday, the first meeting of the renewed membership of the Public Council of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East was held (see the note). At the event, the main directions of work were adopted and the chairman was elected, he became an entrepreneur and public figure Sergei Gabestro. The correspondent of EastRussia spoke with Mr. Gabestro immediately after the end of the event.

- Sergey Vladilenovich, what will be the task of the newly created Public Council of the Ministry of Eastern and Eastern Development?
- To begin with, I will say that it is a great honor for me to head the Public Council of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. The immediate task, as I see it now, is to establish a high-quality dialogue between the public and officials with the Ministry. Note that today not only elected members of the Public Council gathered, but also candidates for the Council, public figures, experts, civil activists. A platform has been created for work, for the exchange of views, for public expertise - now it is important to make this mechanism work, so that the Ministry interacts constructively and efficiently - in order to minimize the risk of making wrong decisions by the Ministry.

We will openly interact with the public - it will open to us, Council Members, eyes on the problems present in this or that branch of the Far East. As it was done, for example, today at the meeting the representative of the timber industry complex Alexander Sidorenko and the Head of the Association of Refrigerated Rolling Stock Vitaly Momot.

- How can you characterize the composition of the participants, which has, as a result, the Public Council?
- I learned the final composition of the Council already during the meeting, but I have known many members of the Council for a long time and have a positive experience of cooperation. Judging by all the issues that took place at the meeting (and, you see, there were also inconvenient, sensitive questions), as well as the many potentialities of the members of the Council, I believe that the work will be successful. It simply requires the competence and energy of the Council members to be channeled into the correct and qualitative channel - so that it has not destructive but constructive consequences.

- Do you already have some idea how the work of the Council will go?
- Already at the last meeting of the Public Council, its members voiced their opinions on the amendments concerning the Council’s proposed work plan. As a result, three amendments were adopted (they are qualitative and reasonable, further work on them will be conducted), one was rejected. What it says is that within the Council there is no fear of voting "against."

- At the last meeting from the hall there was a remark that in the Far East the situation with the forest industry is bad. What is your vision of this industry in the Far East and what will the Council do about it in the future?
- To begin with I will say that I am more than confident that in the 2017 year the timber industry complex of the Far East will become one of the main priorities for the development of this macroregion. As for the Public Council, in this area, he will be engaged in expertise - in particular, to offer various regulatory and legal acts to amend the existing legislation, providing for a qualitative stimulation of exports and production. After all, today within the timber industry complex the main problem is illegal logging. Moreover, I note that already today in the work there are some proposals for the development of this complex - they are about the same as those that have already been adopted for fisheries.

In my opinion, increasing the transparency of the industry and introducing various electronic technologies is the right way to develop the timber industry complex in the Far East.

The parallel between the forest complex and fisheries is interesting. Tell us then, for the sake of completeness, how you see the Council’s work in the direction of agriculture.
- Do not get me wrong, but agriculture in the Far East is better not to "touch" at all. For the simple reason that it is developing at a remarkable pace in the Far East, since everything has been created for such development. The only thing that is needed, including by the Public Council, is the fight against various barriers, abuses, corruption and other such problems that take place.

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The Public Council of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East includes:

1. Agafonov Leonid Sergeevich
2. Afanasyev Vitaliy Valerievich
3. Baklanov Peter Yakovlevich
4. Bogoslovskaya Marina Olegovna
5. Bratukhin Oleg Igorevich
6. Bratchikova Valentina Aleksandrovna
7. Voskresensky Alexey Dmitrievich
8. Gabestro Sergey Vladilenovich (chairman of the Public Council)
9. Golovanov Dmitry Sergeevich
10. Drugov Sergey Gennadievich
11. Egorova Nadezhda Viktorovna
12. Zherdev Vladislav Petrovich - Bishop of Troitsky Pankraty
13. Ikonnikov Vladimir Yurievich
14. Kaptelin Georgiy Nikitich
15. Ketko Mikhail Sergeevich
16. Korsakov, Mikhail Vitalevich
17. Krivopal Mikhail Yuryevich
18. Lomagin Nikita Andreevich
19. Mazunin Sergey Nikolaevich
20. Maksimets Alexandra Georgievna
21. Miserev Oleg Anatolievich
22. Osipov Petr Evgenievich
23. Ostarkov Nikolay Alexandrovich
24. Pershin Andrey Evgenevich
25. Plastinin Sergey Arkadevich
26. Sarana Denis Viktorovich
27. Semin Ilya Nikolaevich
28. Stupnitsky Boris Vladimirovich
29. Timchenko Alexey Pavlovich
30. Tutunov Sergey Andreevich (Archimandrite Savva)
31. Kharchenko Inna Evgenievna
32. Olga Valerievna Chernokoz
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