Investment in far East projects has almost doubled

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Listenpreise potencjalny in the East. Archival photoInvestment in far East projects has almost doubled© RIA Novosti / Alexander Listenpreise the image Bank

Total amount of attracted investment projects in the far East over the past eight months has increased from 21 billion to 35 billion dollars, according to Minvostokrazvitiya Russia, citing Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev.

It is noted that on July 29 in Beijing held a meeting of Deputy Prime Minister, presidential Plenipotentiary envoy to the FEFD Yury Trutnev with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese timber Corporation sun Cuonline. The event was attended by the Minister of the Russian Federation for Far East development Alexander Galushka.

«The volume of attracted investments for the time that has passed since our last meeting has risen from 21 to 35 billion dollars. The proportion of Chinese investment in this volume is still ranks first on 26 projects totaling three billion dollars,» — are reported words Trutnev.

Vice Prime Minister noted that the trade turnover between the countries increased by 25% compared to the corresponding period last year. All this became possible thanks to the measures taken by the government of Russia to increase the attractiveness of the region for investors.

Since the beginning of this year was established four priority development areas. Among them is THOR in the Amur region, where the construction of the Eastern petrochemical complex of Rosneft and the Amur gas processing plant of «Gazprom». Also taken the necessary legal solutions to reduce since July 1, electricity tariffs for businesses operating in the far East. «The cost of electric power in the far East is 6.2 cents per 1 kW/h Is a good price,» he said.

In turn, the Minister for Far East development Alexander Galushka recalled that the law on simplified visa entrance to the free port of Vladivostok to foreign nationals. «From 1 August in the Free port of Vladivostok earns a simplified visa regime. To use this mode you will be able to citizens of 18 countries, including Chinese citizens,» — said Galushka.