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In 2015, the construction of a plant in Primorye will begin to export engines to Japan and China

In 2015, the Sollers enterprise in Primorye will launch a project for the production of automobile engines for export to Japan and China, the press service of the head of the region said.

This was reported by the General Director of JSC Sollers Vadim Shvetsov on September 1 at a meeting on state support for priority investment projects and priority development areas in the Far East, chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Today Sollers accounts for 70 percent of the industrial production index in Primorye.

“We launched seven new vehicles and now we have reached 77 thousand vehicles a year. Next year we will launch two cars, crossovers. Their price will be about 600 thousand rubles, ”said Vadim Shvetsov.

In addition, he reported that the Japanese partners are comfortable working in Primorye, and they proposed to create a motor plant in the region for export to China and Japan with a production volume of more than 50 thousand. It will be the Mazda full-cycle engine plant. It is planned to start the project next year.

Vladimir Putin noted the positive experience in the development of Sollers.

“I am pleased to note that both you and your company are fulfilling their obligations, development is underway. I think that the market will be provided, it should work in the Far East too, I have no doubts, ”the President stressed.

The initiative to create a special economic zone on the basis of Sollers production in Primorye was made by the head of the region Vladimir Miklushevsky, after which the corresponding application was sent to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

By the decision of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, a special economic zone of industrial production type was created on the territory of Vladivostok.

The key projects will be an increase in the capacity of the Mazda and SsangYong automobile plant to 100 thousand cars per year and a specialized terminal to 250 thousand containers per year, as well as accommodation in a special economic zone for the production of automotive components.

The special economic zone regime provides investors with tax and customs preferences, as well as state financing of infrastructure construction and reduction of administrative barriers.

More than 5,6 billion rubles of budget funds will be allocated to create the infrastructure of the SEZ, including 5,3 billion from the federal budget. The infrastructure of the special economic zone will be created already in 2016 year.

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