Simply and clearly about the Arctic. Vladimir Pushkaryov answered questions in the international press-center
16:13 8 февраля 2018
Категории: News in English
Development, fulfillment of resource and transport potential of the Arctic are the task of the new epoch of the Arctic development. A deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vladimir Pushkaryov declared about it in the international multimedia press-center on the press-conference dedicated to the second wave of development of the Arctic.
The talk was about new challenges of time and legislative regulation of socioeconomic development of northern regions and significance of science in industrial development of the Arctic. The deputy presented his own vision of work on development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, at that, he used Yamal as an example. The deputy is an inhabitant of this region and represents its interests.
At development of the Arctic Vladimir Pushkaryov suggested being based on the new ideology – creation of supporting areas of development in the Arctic. Also he underlined significance of adoption of the law on the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. He gave examples of the new era – the Northern Sea Route and the Northern Latitudinal Railway – the project being fulfilled by the governments of Russia and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Gazprom and Russian Railways. According to the forecast of the Ministry for natural resources, the cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route will 6 times increase till 2026 – up to 42 million tonnes.
As Vladimir Pushkaryov underlines, a row of challenges and problems is standing now. First, social ones, they include big fund of ramshackle and unsafe housing connected with quick tempos of Soviet development of regions of the Arctic zone. Second, proportion of industrial policy and preservation of traditional lifestyle of indigenous ethnic minorities of the Arctic. Seasonal climate factors stay as considerable risks. These factors include development of special northern healthcare, study of issues of increase in working capacities of citizens working in the Arctic. The agenda also includes further growth of social protection of northerners. These are people, who create wellbeing of the country in severe climate conditions, and it needs to confirm special attitude to them. Protection of arctic nature stays the main risk and main issue, as Vladimir Pushkaryov says.
Among tasks for the coming time the deputy calls providing of the Arctic with developed transport system, creation of the export corridor for Siberian and Ural enterprises through the oceanic port of Sabetta, providing of wide coverage of the North with mobile communication and internet. Besides, Pushkaryov marks necessity to adopt the law on reindeer husbandry and relevance of normative base on identification of people of indigenous nationalities.