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In Vladivostok, Deputy Prime Minister – Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev held a number of meetings: on the further development of the territory of Russky Island, energy conservation in the Primorsky Territory, and expanding the mechanism of investment quotas for catching water resources.

Yuri Trutnev held a number of meetings in Vladivostok

“Conditions are being created for Russky Island to become a point of attraction for young people, a center for the development of education, science, and innovation. The Government of the Russian Federation is working to create an innovative scientific and technological center. It is quite obvious that the direction of the island’s development also provides for the creation of a certain industry for the recreation of people. A number of investors are interested in this, ”Yury Trutnev opened the first meeting.

Vitaly Mutko, General Director of DOM.RF, informed about the progress of work on the development of the territory of Russky Island. In accordance with the Concept for the Development of Russky Island, approved by the order of the Government, the island provides for the creation of an attractive environment for life, including through the creation of low-rise comfort-class residential buildings, focused on the demand from the scientific and pedagogical staff of FEFU, scientific and educational centers, as well as the population of Russky Island. The territory planning documentation was approved. The necessary changes have been made to the master plan and the rules for land use and development of Vladivostok. Social infrastructure will be created along with housing.

The implementation of a project to create an innovative scientific technological center was considered. A large-scale technological valley project is being created to accommodate R&D centers, pilot production facilities of leading technology companies whose high-tech and science-intensive business is associated with the Far East and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. More than 250 residents are expected to be attracted by 2030. A technical assignment is being developed for the design of the territory of the Russian Scientific and Technical Center, which includes facilities for a technical and innovation zone, residential infrastructure, sports infrastructure, an educational complex and revitalization of cultural heritage sites. Agreements have been signed with the first residents of the launch pad, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

For the needs of PJSC NK Rosneft, a center is being created for the areas of shipbuilding and ship repair, the development of innovative technologies. Investors presented projects for the construction of the Russian convention and exhibition center, the Primorskie Tropiki hotel complex and the creation of an IT park.

Following the meeting, Yuri Trutnev instructed the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East to develop and propose a set of measures to support investors in the development of recreational infrastructure in the Far East.

The agenda of the meeting, dedicated to the issues of energy saving in the Primorsky Territory, included the issues of modernization and reconstruction of the power grid complex of Primorye, increasing the reliability of power supply.

PJSC RusHydro has developed a Program for the Modernization and Reconstruction of the Primorye Electric Grid Complex (MIREK). The goal of the program is to increase the degree of protection of networks in adverse natural conditions, as well as the reliability of power supply to consumers in general. MIREK includes measures for the reconstruction of 0.4-110 kV electrical networks, modernization of equipment at 35-110 kV substations, expansion and clearing of glades, repair work, improvement of equipment with special equipment, backup power supplies, as well as an increase in the throughput of 110 kV overhead lines supplying traction substation “Russian Railways”. The amount of MIREK financing for 2021–2025 is 15.3 billion rubles. For 2021, funding for the program is planned in the amount of 2.2 billion rubles. To date, the entire scope of work for 2021 has been contracted, procurement procedures are underway for the scope of 2022.

As part of the program for the modernization and reconstruction of the power grid complex of the Primorsky Territory, the Government of the Primorsky Territory, together with PJSC RusHydro, was instructed to work out a mechanism for returning the borrowed funds for the implementation of the MIREC program.

At the meeting on expanding the mechanism of investment quotas for catching water resources, the parameters of investment quotas 2.0, the construction of vessels at domestic shipyards, the development of fish processing and fish logistics were discussed.

“For the Far East, the fishery complex is one of the most important sectors of the economy. Most of the aquatic biological resources of the Russian Federation are mined in the Far Eastern regions. In accordance with the instructions of the President, a mechanism for investment quotas was created in 2017. As part of its implementation, 11 fish processing plants have already been built, 2.5 thousand jobs have been created. In 2020, investments in the fishery complex of the Far East reached 36 billion rubles. This is five times higher than in 2015. The revival of domestic shipbuilding began. Contracts have been signed for the construction of 30 fishing vessels and 35 crab fishing vessels with a total value of about 150 billion rubles, ”Yuri Trutnev opened the meeting.

As part of the first stage of the implementation of the investment quotas mechanism, 82 agreements were concluded to secure investment quotas for new construction projects with a total volume of attracted investments exceeding 215.4 billion rubles, of which 58 agreements were for the provision of quotas for the construction of fishing vessels (30 for the Far East and 28 – for the Northern fishery basins) with an investment volume of 189.8 billion rubles (six vessels were handed over to customers) and 24 contracts for the construction of fish processing plants (13 in the Far East and 11 in the North) worth 25.6 billion rubles (21 plants were built) …

According to the results of the past crab auctions, 41 lots were sold, the amount of receipts to the federal budget amounted to about 144.2 billion rubles. Orders have been placed for the construction of 41 crab catchers for a total amount of over 60 billion rubles. Two ships were built. Orders for 16 vessels have been placed at the Far Eastern shipyards: eight units – at the Nakhodka shipyard, 6 units – at the Eastern shipyard, two units – at the Khabarovsk shipyard. The volume of investments in crab fishing vessels being built at the shipyards of the Far East is about 25 billion rubles. In addition, over 3 thousand new jobs will be created in the industry, and the output of deep processing products will be increased from 12% to 35–37%.

Following the implementation of the first stage of investment quotas, 80% of the fish processing capacities of the Northern fishery basin and 40% of the fish processing capacities of the Far Eastern fishery basin will be renewed. In this regard, Rosrybolovstvo proposed to allocate another 20% of investment quotas for the construction of ships and fish processing plants in the Far East.

The representatives of the leading fisheries organizations voiced a number of problems and proposals in the industry. For example, it was suggested that additional attention should be paid to supporting the medium and small-tonnage fleet, the introduction of restrictions on the operation of the outdated fishing fleet, and the subsidizing of shipbuilding in the Far East.

Yuri Trutnev thanked the Federal Agency for Fishery for the effective organization and implementation of the first stage of the investment quotas mechanism and the formation of a unified position with business representatives. Following the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister instructed the Federal Agency for Fishery, together with interested federal executive authorities and industry representatives, to finalize proposals on amendments to the legislation.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been instructed to work out the issue of additional measures to support the domestic shipbuilding industry, as well as setting a deadline for the operation of vessels in the fishing fleet.

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

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