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Deputies of the State Duma discussed the investment development of the region with seaside parliamentarians

Deputies of the State Duma held a round table of the committee on regional policy and problems of the North and the Far East together with the coastal parliamentarians. The meeting discussed the investment development of the region and increasing its attractiveness for investors.

The first speaker was the head of the State Duma delegation Nikolai Kharitonov. In his opinion, infrastructure facilities included in the program of socio-economic development are underfunded. People are leaving the regions because they cannot find a well-paying job. After the meeting, the deputies planned to develop specific recommendations for consideration at the State Duma.

Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Viktor Gorchakov spoke about what has already been done to increase the investment attractiveness of Primorye: regional laws on tax incentives for investors have come into force, a regional development agency has been set up, a Primorye promotion strategy is being implemented, it is being implemented through a specially created Internet portal. The parliamentarian expressed concern about the low capacity of the Trans-Siberian Railway, specifying that at least two port terminals will be created in the region. The highway may not be ready for the transportation of such a volume of cargo, this issue should, according to Gorchakov, take into account when forming the state programs and the budget of the country.

The vice-governor of the region, Alexander Kostenko, said that Primorye is ready to move away from the resource model of the economy and commission important facilities. He named the transport complex Primorye-1, the Vostochny petrochemical complex, a plant for the production of mineral fertilizers, a large-scale shipbuilding yard, the Zvezda shipbuilding complex, a multifunctional port in Sukhodol Bay, and the modernization of the Vostochny and Nakhodka ports. In addition, for the development of Primorsky Krai, it is necessary to adopt a law on priority development territories as soon as possible and to speed up the process of transferring the lands of the Ministry of Defense to the jurisdiction of municipalities.

Natalya Antipina, a member of the visiting committee, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, spoke about simplifying administrative barriers for developers. “In Russia, the reduction in the time frame for construction projects and development, as well as difficulties in obtaining a building permit, are rooted in law enforcement practice and the free interpretation of the law on the part of local governments,” she said. The ministry is now thinking of reducing administrative procedures for developers from 134 to 49.

Deputy of the coastal parliament Vladimir Grishukov prepared a letter to the leadership of the State Duma and voiced his proposals. He spoke about the increase in the state budget, the restoration of the vertical of power and the unified energy system. Grishukov stressed that he had formed a proposal for alternative energy sources, since the Far East needed to reduce the cost of kilowatts per hour, and drew attention to the need to subsidize agricultural producers.

As a result, the meeting participants developed a number of recommendations for federal and local authorities to improve the investment climate in the Far East.

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