The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, spoke on September 6 at 2nd Russian-Korean forum of interregional cooperation The Way of New Opportunities, which took place as part of the EEF-2019.

“Business cooperation with the Republic of Korea is of particular importance to us. We associate its expansion with the development of trade relations, in particular, with the increase in the export of non-resource products, as well as partnership in the field of IT technologies and bio-industry, healthcare and medical tourism, education, culture and sports,” Aisen Nikolaev noted in his speech.

The head of the region invited Korean partners to join the implementation of promising investment projects. For example, the construction of medium-tonnage production plants for liquefied natural gas in the village of Nizhny Bestyakh, where there is a railway and gas transportation infrastructure for exporting products, the construction of three large hotel complexes in Yakutsk and the creation of the SMART cloud platform, aimed at the integrated automation of enterprises in various fields of activity.

“We are interested in cooperation in the field of new technologies. Last year, the first IT park in the Far East was opened in Yakutsk, which is faced with the tasks of developing export-oriented projects, including cloud technology, artificial intelligence, smart cities, robotics, and others. There is an accelerator of startups to support the scaling of projects in the field of IT,” added Nikolaev.

In conclusion, Il Darkhan invited the forum participants to visit the republic, noting that the capital of the region - the city of Yakutsk - is connected with direct year-round direct flights to Incheon Seoul International Airport.

“We will be happy to organize visits of your companies to get acquainted with Yakutia, its export and investment potential,” the head of the republic said.

Interregional cooperation opens up great opportunities for expanding business contacts. Recall that since 2007, the republic has been cooperating with the province of Kangwon-do, and this year work has begun to establish ties with the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, and an inter-parliamentary agreement has already been signed between the two regions.

In addition, in 2018-2020, Yakutia is the presiding region in the Association of North-East Asia Regional Governments (NEAR), which includes the regions of 6 countries, among them 16 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea, reports the press service of the head and government of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.