Far East to be protected by Russia

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during the plenary session of the Russian Investment Forum, which took place in Sochi on Thursday, February 14, announced strategic plans for the development of Russian regions. The event was attended by Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako.

The plenary session was held under the motto “Success Factors: Ideas, Personnel, Competencies”. In his speech, the Head of Government raised issues related to the global challenges that the country faces today and are formulated in national projects. Their main idea is to focus as much as possible on the development of socially significant industries and thereby to qualitatively improve the lives of people.

Dmitry Medvedev noted that on the instructions of President Vladimir Putin, the Strategy for the Spatial Development of Russia was developed and adopted, which, along with the national projects, will become the basis for the development of entities.

According to the Chairman of the Government, the document provides for the formation of 12 large macro-regions in the country, formed taking into account the specificity of the territories. For each region, prospective economic specializations are determined on the basis of its competitive advantages. The country’s leadership is planning to develop economic growth centers, make roads, power grids and telecommunications more accessible for the regions, and also focus on supporting priority areas, including the Far East.

“We will offer them special measures to support the development of what is already being implemented,” said Dmitry Medvedev.

It was noted that the Government decided to co-finance projects, which in some cases will reach 99%. For these purposes, huge amounts of funding are provided for in the country’s budget.

As the Primorye head, Oleg Kozhemyako noted after the meeting, the large-scale support of the federal center has already allowed the Far Eastern regions, in particular, the Primorye Territory, to solve many important tasks – to open new industries, create additional jobs, improve the business climate in the region. The main thing today is to organize work in the field of quality.

“In Primorye, such work is underway, and we will make every effort to continue to effectively use the opportunities that give us federal support,” – said the Governor.

Note that at the end of the discussion, Dmitry Medvedev presented awards to the winners of the All-Russian Competition “Development Award”. In the nomination “The Best Project of the SME Subject”, the prize was received by the representative of the Primorye resident company of the Free Port Vladivostok, General Director of the Center for Children’s Health, Alexander Shumate.