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Hyogo's prefecture in Japan is interested in Primorsky projects.

Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Tourism Development of the Primorsky Territory Alexey Starichkov met with a delegation from the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, which arrived on a business trip, the press service of the regional government said.

The parties discussed areas of cooperation between Primorye and the Japanese prefecture. The head of the Japanese delegation, Director of the International Relations Department of the Department of Industry and Labor of Hyogo Prefecture, Mr. Tooru Okada, noted that the Primorsky Territory is Russia's window to foreign countries.

Alexey Starichkov stressed that today Japan is one of the most important investment partners of Primorye. Last year, it ranked first in terms of investment in our region, investing billion dollars in 1,7.

Today one of the most successful Russian-Japanese enterprises is the Sollers car assembly plant, which assembles, among other things, Toyota and Mazda cars. Next year, the enterprise is going to start producing 75 thousand cars a year.

“A special economic zone with preferential tax and customs regimes will be created on the basis of the enterprise. We strive to achieve a high level of localization of production, attract investors. Which could make autocomponents on the basis of Sollers, - said Alexey Starichkov.

He also talked about other major coastal projects being implemented in Primorye: enterprises of the petrochemical cluster based on the company VNKhK, LNG plant, projects in the field of transport and logistics, agriculture and tourism.

Representatives of the Japanese delegation noted that all the listed projects are very interesting. Mr. Tooru Okada expressed his intention to review these projects in more detail and submit them to Japanese entrepreneurs.

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