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Netherlands offers Primorsky Krai cooperation

26 September 2014, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Tourism Development Alexey Starichkov met with the business mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Participants of the meeting discussed prospects for development of cooperation between Primorsky Krai and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Alexey Starichkov told the representatives of the business mission about the key investment projects implemented in Primorye.

“Two years ago, an APEC summit was held in the Primorsky Territory, which made it possible to create a very powerful infrastructure in the region. We continue to maintain the pace of development. One of the most important results of the last Summit, I consider the creation of new high-tech industries, which were not previously in Primorye. The largest investment project in Primorye today is the petrochemical cluster. The region has an automotive cluster. For four years in the region, a plant for the production of cars of the Sollers company has been operating. Work is underway to develop the shipbuilding cluster, ”said the director of the department.

Alexey Starichkov also noted the high level of development of transport logistics, tourism and agriculture in the region.

The trade representative of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Alexander Cherevko, during the conversation stated his desire to cooperate with Primorsky Krai.

“First of all, we are interested in the creative industry - design, computer games and the film industry. We also offer cooperation in the field of high technology, healthcare, chemical industry, agro-industrial complex, gardening art, logistics and water resources management. We are also the world's leaders in waste disposal, ”he stressed.

Concluding the meeting, the director of the department, Aleksey Starichkov, stressed that attracting foreign investment in the economy of Primorsky Krai is a priority for the region’s leadership. After which the parties agreed to meet again.

Note: In the first half of 2014, the commodity turnover of the Primorsky Territory with the Kingdom of the Netherlands remained practically at the level of the first half of 2013 and amounted to USD 5,1 million. From the Primorsky Territory to the Netherlands, oil and oil products were exported in the amount of USD 0,8 million. The Netherlands supplied Primorye with such goods as meat and meat offal for $ 2,3 million, vegetables and fruits for $ 0,2 million, machinery, equipment and their parts for $ 1,2 million. USD, vehicles - by USD 0,1 million and other goods.

In the Primorsky Territory, 5 organizations with Dutch investments operate, such as Falk Medical Vladivostok LLC - providing medical services, Lotte Agro Russ LLC - agriculture, VladGroup Universal LLC - wholesale trade, including motor transport.

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