The head of Tuva hopes to continue joint projects with Khakassia

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka Kara-ool. Archival photoThe head of Tuva hopes to continue joint projects with Khakassia© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Tuva looks forward to continued joint projects with the new leadership of the Republic in the framework of the project «Yenisei Siberia», told RIA Novosti press-service of the Tuva government, citing the head of the region Sholban Kara-ool.

In the second round of elections of the head of Khakassia was one candidate — Valentine Konovalov nominated by the regional branch of the Communist party. He scored 57,57% of the votes with a turnout of 45.73%.

«I am confident that as neighbors, we not only continue existing between the two regions shared projects and expand cooperation in new business,» — quoted authorities in the region of the word Kara-ool.

Earlier Kara-ool and the former head of Khakassia Victor Zimin supported the proposal of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander USSA about creation on the territory of three regions of the Yenisei economic zone. Kara-ool expects that the project will attract investment and accelerate the development of infrastructure projects.

In December USS said about the possibility of creating Yenisei economic zone on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region and neighbouring Khakassia and Tuva, the leadership has supported this idea. It is not an administrative unification, and the establishment of interregional economic cooperation.

In February, after the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Krasnoyarsk, the OSS reported that the head of state supported plans to create economic zones of the Yenisei. He also said that in the next 10 years the portfolio of investments in the project will amount to about 2 trillion rubles.