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The delegation of Primorye concluded five agreements during a visit to China

The delegation of the Primorsky Territory, led by and. about. the governor of the region, Andrei Tarasenko, returned from a working trip to China, having held a number of direct talks with representatives of the authorities and business circles of different provinces and concluding five agreements, the Primorsky Territory press service reported on Tuesday.

Reportedly, a number of signed bilateral agreements became the outcome of the events. Thus, OOO Russky Exports and the Beidahuang Corporation agreed to establish a special representative office in Primorye, which will open agricultural enterprises. Another four agreements were concluded by the Primorsky Territory Investment Agency. The Agency signed a memorandum on cooperation with the China-Russia Association of Trade, Economic and Exhibition Activities. The parties intend to promote the implementation of agro-industrial complex projects, in the region, in particular, the creation of an incinerator, a commodity exchange. The second agreement is concluded with the Scientific and Technical Corporation Zhongkuntszulin, it is aimed at promoting the development of the mining industry in the Far Eastern Federal District and trade between the Russian Federation and the PRC. The third is with the HeilongjiangEnergoStroy Co. on the promotion of the construction of a coal-fired boiler house in the heat supply system in Fokino, the reconstruction of the boiler and heating network of the heat supply system, the installation of a wind power station, and others. Another agreement with Chinese partners is for projects in the health sector.

During the visit, Andrei Tarasenko discussed with the governor of Jilin Province Jing Junkhaim and the first Secretary of the CPC Committee of the Province of Bain Chaolu projects for the development of the transport corridor "Primorye 2", the construction of the Hunchun-Vladivostok railway. With the Governor of Heilongjiang Province, Wang Wentao, and the first secretary of the CPC Committee of the Province of Zhang Qingwei in Harbin, the sides discussed issues of increasing trade and economic cooperation, reconstruction of border checkpoints, and the possibility of TOP and SST regimes. During the conversation, it was decided to develop an annual program of cultural and sports exchanges. With the vice governor of Hebei Province Xia Yangjun and local business, an agreement was reached on cooperation in agriculture, trade, transport, development of port infrastructure, etc.

In addition, the investment potential of Primorsky Krai was presented at the opening of the Business Contacts Exchange at the 29-th Harbin International Trade and Economic Fair.

In Beijing, the head of the region met with the management of energy companies SINOMEC (North) and CNEEC, the railway corporation China Railway, as well as representatives of the Center for Research and Planning of the Silk Road.

The turnover of the Primorye Territory with the provinces of China in 2017 reached $ 3,2 billion (54% of the total foreign trade turnover of the region). For export to China from the region are food products, petroleum products, timber, equipment and vehicles. Imports are food products, plastic products, textiles, footwear. In Primorye, around 600 enterprises with Chinese investments operate, most of them located in Vladivostok. The most demanded areas of activity are the development of minerals, woodworking and timber industry, agriculture, tourism, etc.