The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, took part in a plenary meeting of the Council of Governors of Russia and Japan, the press service of the head and government of the republic reported.
The deputy minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexander Krutikov, announced this on June 17 at a meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East in the Public Chamber of Russia.
The inclusion of the territories of eight districts of Yakutia into the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF) will allow regional authorities to apply programmatic methods of managing these territories, as well as attract investors for the implementation of promising industrial projects. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday by expert of the PORA Expert Center (Project Office for Arctic Development), RANEPA associate professor Aleksandr Vorotnikov.
On May 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which Abyisky, Verkhnekolymsky, Verkhoyansky, Zhigansky, Momsky, Oleneksky, Srednekolymsky and Eveno-Bytantaysky uluses became part of the Arctic zone.