Japanese business is interested in investment projects in the Smolensk region

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Prospects of cooperation in the field of agriculture discussed the authorities of the Smolensk region and representatives of the Japanese business, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

According to him, the Governor of Smolensk region Alexey Ostrovskiy held Wednesday a working meeting with the heads of major Japanese companies — Director General of the HOKKAIDO CORPORATION Yukio Temma and representative of JFE Engineering Corporation of Kambara Masaki.

«Smolensk region has a great investment potential, primarily for localization-oriented production, both industrial and agricultural. Our cooperation can build several profiles. First, when the Japanese come, lokalizovannaya itself produces. The second possible direction of interaction — when your technology allows local businesses to improve their production performance,» said Ostrovsky, referring to the Japanese guests.

In turn, Yukio Temma said that the company HOKKAIDO CORPORATION has experience in the Russian far East, currently is in the process of studying the possibility of realization of business projects in the Western regions of the Russian Federation.

«In particular, the parties discussed the prospects of development of hothouse economy on cultivation of vegetables and strawberries. In addition, investors have developed an interest in the cultivation of flax and the further construction of a plant for the production of linseed oil. Also discussed promising areas of cooperation associated with the use of technologies for improving soil fertility, as well as localization of production of agricultural machinery,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that representatives of the Japanese business said on promising project in the field of animal husbandry.