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As part of a working trip to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Deputy Prime Minister – Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District held a number of meetings on the socio-economic development of the region, got acquainted with the progress of reconstruction of artificial airport runways.

Working trip of Yuri Trutnev to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

There are two priority development areas in Yakutia: the Yakutia and South Yakutia ASEZs. In terms of the volume of attracted investments, the republic is in sixth place among the regions of the Far East. 40 projects of residents are being implemented for a total amount of about 124 billion rubles.

The Yakutia ASEZ is implementing 24 investment projects with an investment volume of 12.4 billion rubles. Investments were made 2.4 billion rubles, 488 jobs were created. It is planned to expand the boundaries of the Yakutia ASEZ to support the project to create a wholesale distribution center in the settlement of Nizhny Bestyakh of the Megino-Kangalassky district on the right bank of the Lena opposite Yakutsk. In April, the government of the republic sent an application to expand the boundaries of the TOP to the territory of the creative cluster “Labor Quarter” in Yakutsk.

16 companies implementing projects with a total investment of 111.5 billion rubles have become residents of the South Yakutia ASEZ. Almost 60 billion rubles were invested, more than 7 thousand jobs were created. Ten out of 16 projects have been commissioned, including the first stages of anchor residents of the Inaglinsky and Denisovsky mining and processing complexes.

“The development of preferential regimes in the republic can and should be dealt with with an aim and at a specific result – unlocking the potential and improving the living standards of the region’s population,” said Yuri Trutnev.

The Deputy Prime Minister instructed the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic to present plans for the required volume of attracting investments to the ASEZ in the Far Eastern Federal District, which will allow reaching economic growth rates of at least 7-8% per year.

Modernization of local generation in isolated villages was discussed with the leadership of PJSC RusHydro and the republic. PJSC RusHydro proposed to create hybrid diesel power plants instead of diesel power plants existing in isolated power zones of the Far Eastern Federal District. In 41 remote settlements of the republic, which are isolated from the unified energy system of Russia and centralized energy supply, modern autonomous power complexes will be built already in 2022–2023. The plans include the creation of similar energy complexes in 72 settlements of Yakutia. The total capacity of new diesel power plants will be 47 MW, solar power plants – 14 MW. The complexes will include highly efficient diesel power plants (DPP), solar power plants and energy storage.

A meeting was held on the efficiency of the use of minerals and the conduct of geological exploration in the territory of Yakutia. Yuri Trutnev instructed the Ministry of Natural Resources, together with the Ministry for the Development of the Far East, and the subjects of the Far Eastern Federal District to analyze the use of licenses for the use of subsoil in the territory of the Far Eastern Federal District. “Deposits should benefit Yakutia, create a new economy for the republic, jobs, tax revenues to the budget of the republic and the Russian Federation,” the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.

The development of housing construction was considered at a separate meeting. The meeting discussed the achievement of the target indicators of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment” for the commissioning of housing. According to the data of the republican authorities, as of May 1, housing commissioning in the republic amounted to 59 thousand square meters. m. Construction of 126 multi-apartment residential buildings with a total area of ​​510.2 thousand square meters is underway. m, some of which will be commissioned in 2022–2023. This year, according to preliminary calculations, 550 thousand square meters will be commissioned. m of housing, which is below the planned figure. According to the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, there is a decrease in the pace of construction in Yakutsk: in previous years, very few building permits were issued, infrastructure was not prepared for construction, and land plots were not allocated for housing. “We plan to rectify the situation as soon as possible,” he explained.

The issues of resettlement of citizens from dilapidated and dilapidated housing were considered. In the republic, over five years of the implementation of the program, it is necessary to relocate 53 thousand residents from 3029 emergency houses with an area of ​​997 thousand square meters. m. Over the past two years, 7,921 residents have been resettled from 154 thousand square meters. m, 590 emergency houses were liquidated.

Priority housing projects were presented. Among them – the construction of a dormitory and an apartment building for employees of the Zhatayskaya shipyard, the creation of an integrated development of the R quarter in Neryungri for the employees of the Kolmar coal mining company, a project for the integrated development of the Voinskaya Chast quarter in Yakutsk.

The Deputy Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Construction to study the possibility of providing an infrastructure budget loan to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) from the federal budget for the implementation of residential development projects. The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East was instructed to consider the republic’s proposal to include the quarter in the pilot project “Far Eastern Quarter” and to propose mechanisms for financial support for the construction of communal and other infrastructure.

Working trip of Yuri Trutnev to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Also, Yuri Trutnev got acquainted with the progress of reconstruction of the second artificial runway of the Yakutsk airport named after I. P.A. Oyunsky. The work is scheduled to be completed in October. The Deputy Prime Minister was also informed about the reconstruction of the aerodrome surfaces of the runway at Neryungri Airport, which will begin in July and end in September.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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