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Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting of the Government Commission on the socio-economic development of the Far East

Today, Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting of the Government Commission on the socio-economic development of the Far East.

The main issue of the meeting is the concept of the development of the Russian part of the island of Bolshoi Ussuriysk on the Amur River in the western part of the suburb of Khabarovsk.

The commission of President Vladimir Putin from 3 April this year stated the need to develop a concept for the development of this territory as an international cultural, educational and tourist-recreational area. It will be a natural park with the necessary infrastructure, characterizing the culture, national traditions, life and customs of the peoples of Russia.

As stated in the Program of cooperation between the regions of the Far East, Eastern Siberia of the Russian Federation and the northeast of the People's Republic of China for 2009-2018, Russia and China will jointly develop the territory of the Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island on the Amur River.

The meeting will consider the possibility of developing the island as a territory of advanced social and economic development. An environmentally friendly agro-industrial park should be located on the island; Spiritual and educational center, surrounded by a settlement with a traditional Russian way of life; International Center for Expertise, Protection and Use of Water Resources and Hydrology; equestrian sports complex; natural and cultural park complex; the palace of martial arts; port and business cooperation center for cruise ships; and also the joint venture with Chinese partners for the lapidary and jewelery production.

Another important issue scheduled for today's meeting is work on the draft federal target program "Social and Economic Development of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Oblast) for 2016-2025".

The purpose of this program is the comprehensive development of the infrastructure, the economy and the social sphere, which will ensure the improvement of the living and working conditions of the population of the Kuril Islands.

Another important topic on the agenda is the question of measures to ensure the sustainable development of the energy complex of the Far East. The package of measures for the development of the energy of the Far East suggests:

1. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of November 22, 2012, the construction of four CHPPs of JSC RusHydro: in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), in the Sakhalin Region, Sovetskaya Gavan, Khabarovsk Territory and Blagoveshchensk.

2. Consolidation of the power systems of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and the Magadan Region through the creation of an “energy bridge” Chukotka Autonomous Okrug - Magadan Region.

3. Power supply of the expanding Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur railroads.

Participants in today's meeting of the Government Commission for the Social and Economic Development of the Far East are: Yuri Trutnev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District, Alexander Galushka, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East, and Minister of Finance AG Siluanov, Minister of Natural Resources and ecology of S.E.Donskoy, Minister of Industry and Trade DVManturov, Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services M.A.Men, Minister of Economic Development A. V. Ulyukaev, Minister of Health V. I. Skvortsov, Minister of Agriculture N.V. Fedorov, Minister of Education and Science D.V. Livanov, Deputy Minister of Energy V.Kravchenko, Minister of Sports V.L. Mutko, Minister of Labor and Social Protection M.A. Topilin, Minister of Transport M.Yu. Sokolov, heads of regions, heads of banks and profile enterprises.

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