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Sakhalin-Japan cooperation goes beyond oil and gas sector

The Governor of the Sakhalin Region Alexander Khoroshavin met with the General Director of Mitsui & Co LLC. Moscow "Meguro Hiroshi, the press service of the head of the region reports.

At the meeting, A. Khoroshavin noted that the Japanese company Mitsui is the largest investor among Japanese companies, actively investing in the Russian economy and cooperating with the Sakhalin region. The interaction of the island region and Mitsui recently goes beyond the already established bilateral relations in the oil and gas complex.

“Today we are ready to reach a new level of cooperation with Japan in the fishing industry. It is not only about the expansion of exports to Japan of fish and seafood, but also about the creation in the territory of the region of production related to the development of aquaculture, processing of fish and seafood. This is a qualitatively new level of bilateral interaction, ”the press service quoted the governor as saying.

According to A. Khoroshavin, in this area, the Japanese partners are already working in detail with the island company Tunaycha. Promising specific areas of cooperation are: construction of ketovy fish hatchery for 20 million juveniles; modernization of the existing production of the island company by expanding the range and increasing the volume of processing of aquatic biological resources; construction of a production refrigerator for 5000 tons of one-time storage and a fish waste processing plant.

In addition, the governor invited Mitsui to cooperate on the development of the aviation industry in the Sakhalin Region.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed in detail a number of issues of cooperation in the oil and gas, coal industries, energy, agriculture. They also discussed the recently developed project of the Russia-Japan energy bridge. Agreements were reached on further joint work in all designated areas.  

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