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Plans to develop a gas chemical facility in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area have been discussed at a meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the huge gas chemical cluster in Yamal will help attract more than 2 trillion rubles in investment and create 20,000 new jobs. Non-commodity and non-energy exports will grow by 125 billion rubles a year.

“The regional economy’s growth and diversification and new jobs are the main goals that we set for ourselves today. New industries cannot be developed in the region without also building up the local infrastructure, including railway, and we are consistently working on that. New tax incentives now being considered at the federal level should become a significant help in the implementation of large resource processing projects in our region,” Yamal Governor Dmitry Artyukhov said.

The head of the region added that the practical stage of project implementation is planned for 2021.

The investment project envisages the construction of new gas refining and gas chemical facilities. Earlier, representatives of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area were included in a working group at the Ministry of Energy to develop gas chemical and gas production facilities on the Yamal Peninsula.

The Russian government has supported the application of the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, as well as the Nenets district for the creation of a world-class interregional scientific and educational center "Russian Arctic: new technologies and research methods", said the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Alexander Tsybulsky.

 According to him, the creation of the center is an example of the strength of interregional cooperation, which will give a new impetus to the development of science, economy and industry throughout the Russian Arctic.

 “There is a lot of work ahead, for which we have everything we need - natural and industrial resources, scientific and educational potential, and people ready to reach new heights,” the Governor of Arkhangelsk explained.

 On his page in the social network "VKontakte", Governor of the Murmansk Region Andrey Chibis congratulated his fellow governors of the Arkhangelsk Region and the NAO on the joint victory.  He noted that scientific and educational centers will become the main engine of science and education in Russia and the world, and the Russian Arctic will certainly become a part of this process.

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 01:45

International educational project "UArctic"

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is an international network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations involved in education and science in the North. UArctic, following the motto "Strong North-by common efforts", supports residents of the circumpolar North, provides them with unique educational and research opportunities on the platform of a powerful partner network.

 

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 01:08

Rostourism to finance Russian Arctic eco-trail

Next summer, the southern cluster of Russian Arctic National Park will get a nature trail for tourists on Cape Zhelaniya on Severny Island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago. The project will be financed by a Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) grant.

Apart from building nature trails, experts will assess and monitor the anthropogenic impact of tourists on the environment. In 2021, a new visitor center will open on Cape Zhelaniya. Its work will help estimate the carrying capacity so as to better manage tourism in the southern cluster.

“We have received many requests to plot new tourist routes and create a barrier-free tourist environment. There are many interesting systemic projects that will effectively change the image of the Russian tourist industry and make tourism more affordable, more diverse and safer,” said Zarina Doguzova, head of Rostourism.

The federal Government has set aside 1.2 billion rubles for implementing the new tourism support measure. The average requested grant is 2.6 million. Under the tender’s terms, the winning bidder should invest their own funds totaling at least 30 percent of the grant.

As part of the work of the expert council, a plenary meeting of the Youth Section of the VIII annual meeting of the International Expert Council for Cooperation in the Arctic (IECCA) was held in English. The plenary session was moderated by Dmitry Medvedev, Secretary of the International Expert Council on Arctic Cooperation, Candidate of Political Sciences and Hunter Tina Soliman, Professor at Macquarie Law School (Australia).