The law on supporting areas of the Arctic will be considered already this summer
15:52 31 января 2018
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In summer the draft law on supporting areas of the Arctic will be sent to the government of the Russian Federation. This information was given on the 31st of January by the deputy chairperson of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Olga Yepifanova to journalists on the coordinating conference of arctic sections. The sitting of the expert council is planned for June. In addition, simultaneously the project of the strategy of spatial development will be brought in. As she notes, these two laws will define development of the country and regions for the coming years.
As we should remind, the draft law considers the Arctic zone as a special object of state management, though it is not an object of administrative and territorial division of the Russian Federation. It is called to provide conditions for development of resource base of the region and the continental shelf, perfection of transport infrastructure and, in particular, the Northern Sea Route as a catalyst of development.
Supporting areas are created to stop population outflow, also to attract new personnel. The basis of these territories will be made with infrastructural and production projects, which are being fulfilled or already completed. “Anchor project” being characterized with the cost not less than 100 milliard rubles and attracting other projects to supporting areas is one more notion. The law guarantees “irrevocable” duties of the state to provide forming of infrastructure, to ensure privileges and preferences.
It was decided to form 8 supporting areas on the space from Murmansk to Chukotka: Kola, Arkhangelsk, Nenets, Yamal-Nenets, Vorkuta, Taimyr-Turukhan, North-Yakutia and Chukotka.
In Yamal-Nenets supporting area “Yamal LNG” with the new arctic seaport of Sabetta in the Gulf of Ob is called the epochal project. The pilot project on production of 16 million and 500 thousand tonnes of liquefied natural gas and 1 million and 500 thousand tonnes of gas condensate per year is the starting point not only for development of extractive fields of the peninsula but also for future development of the Russian icebreaking fleet.