Draft strategy for development of Russia’s Arctic through 2035 to be presented to Vladimir Putin by year end
Draft strategy for the development of Russia’s Arctic zone through 2035 will be presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin by the end of the year, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, as telling journalists during the 3rd festival “Days of the Far East in Moscow”.
“The core of the document is Russia’s Arctic policy framework. The document foresees a softer system of preferences as compared with that applied in the Far East today since the conditions in the region are actually more challenging”, said Yury Trutnev.
The Strategy includes the Plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route approved by the Government. It provides for the construction of icebreaking and rescue ships, development of infrastructure for servicing of ships including communication and bunkering services.
According to the speaker, investments in the Arctic in the nearest five years are estimated at about RUB 15 trillion.
According to the list of assignments issued after RF President’s meeting with the Government members held on 27 February 2019 and published on the Kremlin’s website, the Government was instructed to present a draft strategy for the development of Russia’s Arctic zone through 2035.
In February 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order on the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East to be renamed the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic and on assigning to it the additional functions of drafting state policy and carrying out legal regulation in the field developing the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation
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