Company from South Korea wants to build a shipyard on Sakhalin

© Photo : MaartenЮжно-Sakhalinsk. Archive photoCompany from South Korea wants to build a shipyard on Sakhalin© Photo : Maarten

Company from South Korea intends to build a shipyard in the South of Sakhalin, said on Tuesday the press service of the government of the Sakhalin region.

«The opportunity to invest in the joint with the Russian side the project to create a shipbuilding complex the company is exploring ENK Co., LTD. This became known during the meeting of Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako with the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vladivostok Lee SOK PAE», — stated in the message.

The investor plans to place a new facility in the seaport of Korsakov, on which to extend the regime of free port of Vladivostok. According to the plan of Korean businessmen working in partnership with the Sakhalin company «South terminal» at the initial stage, the future shipyard will be able to repair small and medium tonnage fishing vessels local Industrialists, and later to build new ones.

«This is a very promising direction of bilateral cooperation. Of particular value to us is the advanced experience of South Korea. This country is known as one of the leaders on world market of shipbuilding and ship repair», — quotes the press-service of the word Kozhemyako.

Lee SOK PAE, in turn, noted that the South Korean government has shown great interest in expanding economic cooperation with the Far East Russia including the Sakhalin oblast.

«Our country has been implementing the so-called new Northern policy. Identified 9 key areas of cooperation, basic list, energy, shipbuilding, agriculture, fisheries, modernization of ports», — the press service quoted the Consul General.

According to him, in each of these areas in the fields III East economic forum have agreed to cooperate, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of South Korea moon Jae-In.