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The investment potential of the Jewish Autonomous Region is presented in Harbin

During the Days of Russian Regions held as part of the business program of the First Russian-Chinese EXPO in Harbin, the Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region Alexander Vinnikov made a presentation report on the investment potential of the region, the press service of the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia reports.

The head of the region noted a number of favorable conditions for cooperation with the region, including a favorable geographical position (the region has a common border with China along the Amur River with a length of more than 500 km), an extensive transport network, rich deposits (of iron, manganese, tin, gold, graphite, brucite , magnesites, zeolites).

The priorities of the region's economic development are projects of the mining industry, timber processing, agro-industrial complexes, projects for the development of transport and social infrastructure.

Currently, a number of large investment projects are being implemented on the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region, which will accelerate the integration of the region with the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. Most of them are included in the Program of Cooperation between the regions of the Far East and Eastern Siberia of the Russian Federation and the North-East of the PRC. Among them:

1) the creation of a mining and smelting cluster in the Amur region, including:

- construction of the Kimkano-Sutar mining and processing plant,

-building of a railway bridge across the river. Amur near the settlement of Nizhneleninskoye RF and Tongjiang PRC and the railway checkpoint on the Russian-Chinese State border,

- reconstruction of the railway line Birobidzhan - Leninskoye with access to the railway bridge under construction;

2) the creation of an enterprise for deep processing of wood in with. Nizhneleninskoe Leninsky district;

  1. Establishment of an enterprise for the production of sawn timber, plywood, MDF in with. Pashkovo Obluchensky district.

Among the projects for the development of the mining industry are:

- construction of the Poperechny mine of the South Khingansky ferromanganese deposit of manganese ores. (investment volume - 35 million dollars; implementation period - 2006-2015);

  • development of the Soyuznoe graphite deposit (investment volume - $ 60 million; implementation period - 2011-2018).

The priority direction of the region's economic development Alexander Vinnikov called the timber processing complex. He stressed that the implementation of the joint Russian-Chinese program for the development of forest resources EAO allowed to attract large Chinese investors to implement a number of promising projects for integrated wood processing.

Among them, according to the Governor, special attention should be paid to the project “Timber industry complex“ Creation of industrial zones for wood processing ”, which implies the organization of deep wood processing at enterprises in the villages of Pashkovo and Nizhneleninskoye. In total, the woodworking enterprises of the region provide for the processing of about 1 million cubic meters. meters of forest per year. The total investment is $ 110 million.

The Russian side largely links further development of cooperation with the People’s Republic of China of the Jewish Autonomous Region with the construction of a railway bridge over the Amur River near the village of Nizhneleninskoe. The implementation of this project will allow to transport approximately 30 million tons of cargo annually.

Another promising area of ​​cooperation Alexander Vinnikov called the development of agriculture. At present, within the framework of foreign economic cooperation in the sphere of the agro-industrial complex in the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region, Chinese agricultural producers lease more than 40 thousands of hectares of land on which soybean, grain, corn, and vegetables are grown.

Noting the prospects for the development of the agro-industrial sector in bilateral relations, the Governor of the EAO made the following proposals to investors:

- creation of agro-industrial and industrial parks on the basis of sites in Smidovichsky and Leninsky districts;

- Establishment of an enterprise for the extraction and processing of basalt based on the Khingan deposit;

- extraction and processing of peat;

- the cultivation of crops with the expansion of the area of ​​crops of forage crops, corn, grains, vegetables;

- reconstruction of land reclamation drainage systems located in the Leninsky district;

  • construction of new and reconstruction of existing livestock breeding complexes for cattle and pigs, including mini-farms for their cultivation, as well as poultry breeding complexes.

At the end of his speech, Alexander Vinnikov emphasized that bilateral relations between the Jewish Autonomous Region and the regions of the People’s Republic of China are a determining factor in the socio-economic development of the border areas of the two states, and also expressed confidence in expanding mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation.

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