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In the Far Eastern Federal District, in particular, a large-scale gasification program will be implemented.

As Mikhail Mishustin noted, it is necessary to work out the issues of using liquefied natural gas delivered in containers as an alternative to conventional gasification. As well as plans for the development of industries such as gas processing and gas chemistry – industries with high added value. “Connecting industrial and communal facilities to gas pipelines will stimulate the development of the economy, create new jobs, increase the income of citizens and, most importantly, reduce the level of air pollution due to emissions from coal and fuel oil combustion. And this is a question of the quality of life of people in the Far East. After all, now about 35% of them live in environmentally unfavorable conditions, ”the prime minister said.

“Today the level of gasification in the Far Eastern Federal District is almost three times lower than the national average. Of course, there are reasons for this, such as huge distances, low population density. Nevertheless, the task is to double the volume of gasification, provide an opportunity for the implementation of large processing projects, provide gas for the population, ”said Deputy Prime Minister – Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.

“It is necessary to bring gas to every household and to every new investment project, because the Far East itself is one of the world’s largest gas producing territories. This potential must be used to increase the level of gasification in the Far East, ”said Alexei Chekunkov, Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

Gasification of remote regions is possible on the basis of liquefied natural gas – it is convenient for transportation over long distances. Pilot projects can be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory.

They considered the implementation of instructions given by the Prime Minister following a trip to the Far East in August last year. “Many orders have been fulfilled. In particular, the necessary amount of funding has appeared for the construction of the Kamchatka Regional Hospital, which has been talked about for a long time and which people have been waiting for for more than ten years. A number of other important orders have been fulfilled, ”explained Yuri Trutnev.

A law has been adopted to maintain reduced electricity tariffs for industrial consumers in the Far East. From 2022, state support will be provided for the creation of greenhouse complexes in the Far East. Investors will be reimbursed 20% of the costs. This will increase the region’s self-sufficiency in agricultural products.

Nevertheless, as the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized, special attention was paid to instructions that were not completed on time. Among them – the transfer of the Magadan region for the use of hydraulic structures located in the seaports of the Far Eastern basin and the Eastern Arctic and assigned to the FSUE “Natsrybresurs”; bringing all indicators for national projects in the Far East to a level higher than the national average; submission to the State Duma of bills regulating the recovery and disposal of sunken ships, the adoption of which will increase the responsibility of the owners of sunken ships, create conditions for clearing water areas; a number of others that are important for the inhabitants of the Far East.

“I would like to draw your attention once again: strict control is needed to ensure that all work on the implementation of programs and projects is carried out within a clearly defined time frame. In matters of performing discipline at all levels, order must be restored. I ask the heads of the relevant departments to promptly develop and submit appropriate proposals, “- emphasized the attention of those present Mikhail Mishustin.

A new mechanism for the construction of infrastructure was considered – the Far Eastern concession. As Mikhail Mishustin noted at the meeting, the goal of the Far Eastern concession is to attract a significant amount of extra-budgetary funds for the construction of infrastructure and socially significant facilities, roads, ports, waste disposal facilities within three years.

“It is necessary to use the large financial resources available in the banking system, from institutional investors, in order to attract extra-budgetary funds to create a new infrastructure through the mechanism of the Far Eastern concession,” said Aleksey Chekunkov.

The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East proposes to structure the implementation of complex concession projects in the “one window” format all the way from the moment of conceptual approval of the project to the issuance of a government order on the conclusion of a concession agreement and further to the full implementation of the project.

The mechanism of the Far Eastern concession will make it possible to multiply the volume of infrastructure construction for the development of the social sphere and the launch of new investment projects. Currently, the criteria for the selection of regional concession projects are being worked out, for which the Government decides to provide subsidies to the budgets of the regions outside the timeframes of the approved limits of budgetary obligations. It is assumed that the authority to conclude concession agreements in relation to objects necessary for the development of investment projects in the territories of preferential regimes will be given to the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.

“We need to discuss this idea in detail, assess the effect of its application, and most importantly – the possible risks. I ask the heads of the relevant departments to become more actively involved in this work. It is important to attract new large investors to the regions of the Far East, and for a long time and with maximum effect. Contribute to the creation of new jobs, the growth of people’s incomes and the filling of the budgets of the constituent entities, ”summed up Mikhail Mishustin.

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