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International conference "The Arctic: perspectives of sustainable development" today began its work in Yakutsk

The international conference "The Arctic: Prospects for Sustainable Development" began in Yakutsk today and will last three days.

The head of Yakutia, Yegor Borisov, noted that the international conference on the development of the Arctic, which had begun in Yakutsk, would help the development of remote territories, Y. Borisov’s website reports today.

"The main task of the Year of the Arctic in Yakutia is to attract wide attention of the population, government bodies, the business community, the scientific community, public organizations to the development of the Arctic territories," the words of E. Borisov are quoted in the message.

He also noted that the holding of the conference is important for the region, since 40% of the territory of Yakutia falls on the Arctic zone.

According to E. Borisov, the development of these particular territories is a priority task for Yakutia.

As reported, 2014 year declared in Yakutia, the year of the Arctic. More than 2014 billion rubles will be spent on the development of the Arctic and northern regions of Yakutia in the 2017-2020 year and for the period up to the 55 year.

Before 2020, more than 164 ths. Sq. M. meters of housing. More than 70 heat and power supply sources will be built and reconstructed, 2,4 thousand houses will be connected to centralized heat supply sources. In August, by the decree of E.Borisov, the State Committee on the Affairs of the Arctic was formed in the republic.

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