The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, signed a decree on the 'North' Research and Educational Center creation for the development of the Arctic and Subarctic. At a meeting on the implementation of national projects in the republic on September 17, he outlined the goals and objectives of the new institution.
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.
A presentation on the regional potential and investment attractiveness of Yakutia was held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the press service of the head and government of the republic reports.
Earlier, Russian Presidential Aide announced that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will participate in a teleconference in December at the launch of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have launched the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, through which gas from East Siberian fields will be transported both to the domestic Russian market and for export to China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has actually approved the project for the construction of a highway bridge across the Lena River in the area of Yakutsk. He wrote a brief instruction on the letter in which the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, asked to provide funds for the project in the budget: "The situation has matured for implementation." There, the president instructed the government to make a proposal, Kommersant reports citing its own sources.
Research and Educational Center (REC), which is being established in Yakutia, will conduct comprehensive studies of the Arctic zone. It is supposed to study the life of a person in the Arctic, the behavior of materials and systems in extreme temperatures, climate and ecology of the northern territories, Prime Minister Vladimir Solodov told TASS.
The current budget for the Lena bridge (shown here on artistic impressions) is 83 billion roubles or $1.3 billion
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.