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The regiment of TORs arrived

EastRussia sums up the meeting of the subcommittee on investment projects in the Far East

The regiment of TORs arrived
Special project TORA and Free Port

The subcommittee on investment projects in the Far East and the Baikal region of the government commission on socio-economic development, chaired by the plenipotentiary representative of the Far East Federal District Yuri Trutnev, in Vladivostok today approved six more projects of advanced development territories (TOR) to be created in the Far East.

Leading development

The list of "lucky ones" includes the agricultural TOP "Belogorsk" in the Amur Region, "Kamchatka", "Mikhailovsky" in Primorye, "Beringovsky" and the industrial park "Kangalassy". Questions arose only about the Predmostovaya site in the Amur Region, since the commission did not understand who and for what money would build the bridge on which this site should be based, but it was accepted, albeit with reservations. The industrial and logistics site with an area of ​​857,3 hectares implies 128,9 billion rubles of private investment and the creation of 1530 new jobs.

“Everything has been approved, the only thing is that according to the Predmostovoy project in the Amur Region, a discussion arose due to the fact that one of the sites (not the entire territory of advanced development, but one of the sites) is connected with the construction of the bridge, and the construction of the bridge has not been fully determined sources of financing. It turns out that we can start a project for which the state will not provide the necessary conditions, this is unacceptable. We made a decision that in general we will create a PDA in the Amur Region, but on one site the decision is being made today, and on the second site we will make a decision before the government meeting. We will consult again, but taking into account the clarification of the circumstances, to what extent the bridge affects the implementation of this project, when funding is provided. The rest of all decisions have been made, ”Yury Trutnev commented on the situation.

The Commission approved the rest of the sites, and after the meeting even praised them for the fact that they are all promising and aimed at unlocking the unique potential of each of the regions. “All projects are different, the most important thing is that they all reveal the economic potential of the territory. This potential is also different. And another very important result of today's discussion: it seems to me that we managed to create a rather flexible shell of the TOPs, working with different potentials - sometimes it is resource, sometimes it is transit, sometimes it is agricultural, in other cases it is tourist. But we see that the shell of the territory of advanced development allows this potential to be revealed, and, therefore, to develop the Far East, ”said the Minister for Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka.

The specialists of the Kangalassy ASEZ of industrial orientation with an area of ​​16,9 hectares, which implies 1,11 billion rubles of private and 0,2 billion rubles of budget investments, and in return can give the region 350 new jobs, seemed difficult from the point of view of the project implementation. “This is a rather difficult area of ​​priority development, projects are small, there are many of them, they are diversified. On the one hand, of course, it is more convenient to deal with 1-2 large understandable projects with funding. On the other hand, there are so many different small enterprises that, if they are implemented, they will definitely bring a lot of benefits to the Yakut land. Besides, the governor's position is good there. He is ready to bear full responsibility for the fact that all projects will be implemented, ”commented Trutnev on the project.


The agenda of the meeting was not limited to TOPs, there was talk about the Eastern Economic Forum, which, according to Trutnev, is planned to make it annual and specialized.

“There is a lot of work ahead and in a very tight time frame. Usually, such forums are prepared in a year, we have three months left, - said Trutnev. - During these three months we must contact the whole world, with the entire Asia-Pacific region, invite guests with whom we will continue to work, who are interested in working in the Far East. We are now discussing the construction of the forum. We do not want to make a forum based on the clichés that already exist, there are many forums in Russia and in the world, each of them has occupied its own niche; we want the Far Eastern forum to have its own sound and its own niche. For example, today we talked about some specialization of the forum, we talked about what might not be entirely correct when we (and the forum will be permanent) hold it every year, and if we discuss everything every year, after a certain amount time we will start repeating the same thing. And if we take a specialization, relatively speaking, first the marine topic, then the topic of mining, then we will touch on the following some questions, then we are sure that this will be a highly professional discussion, that we will be able to gather the right audience and will not repeat ourselves it will be interesting every time. "

The participants in the meeting also touched on the topic of creating a free port in Vladivostok, without which, it seems, no more or less large meeting with the participation of the authorities can do without. According to Trutnev, the details of the future law are now being discussed, and the proposals sometimes sound “sci-fi” - for example, it is proposed to abolish all taxes and quotas on foreign labor and even customs on the territory of the free port. According to the authorities, with a similar approach to the case, other regions of the country may take offense at unfair treatment and selective preferences.

“We are absolutely sure that the law on the free port of Vladivostok creates a new environment here, new opportunities for doing business,” Yuri Trutnev comments. “There are expert assessments that indicate a doubling of the gross regional product within 5 years, that is, just explosive growth economy. Another conversation is that there are no such perfect laws, so now there are a lot of proposals on how to make it even better, some of them we will definitely take into account, and some, in my opinion, are a little bit sci-fi. Today, for example, the following proposals were heard: let’s abolish taxes altogether, let’s abolish quotas for foreign labor, and abolish customs. But then, excuse me, what will the rest of Russia say about such legislation? You can not do it this way. We will choose those solutions that represent the maximum conditions for the effective development of the economy of the Far East, Vladivostok. This project is not only for the development of Vladivostok, Vladivostok in this case is a gateway to the Far East, a sea gate, and not only a sea gate, because the airport is also being reconstructed there. And that's how we see it all. "

Taking this opportunity, the journalists could not resist asking Alexander Galushka about his recent visit to North Korea. He said that countries will build relationships based on the message of mutual benefit. He cited the Khasan-Rajin railway as an example. “Relations will be built on a mutually beneficial basis, based on economically rational projects that are of interest to both one and the other country. A practical example of such a project today is the Hasan-Rajin project, a railway that has already started working, - said Alexander Galushka. - Since the beginning of the year, about 400 thousand tons of coal have been transported, the plans are that at least 1,5 million tons of coal by the end of the year will be transported through this section, an economically profitable leg has been created within it, the project is rational, beneficial to all parties. We have formed business councils, the Russia-DPRK business council on the basis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and for the first time in the history of the DPRK, a DPRK-Russia business council was formed. It unites enterprises mainly engaged in foreign economic activity in the DPRK and, interestingly, today we held a joint meeting of these two councils in Pyongyang, there is mutual interest, there are mutual topics, there are mutual intersections. "

He clarified that today a number of Russian companies are already starting to do business in the DPRK, which serves as a concrete example of the development of mutually beneficial partnership, and not "speculative conclusions."

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