The Northern Latitudinal Railway will open riches of the Polar Urals. Own building materials will appear in Yamal
8:51 23 декабря 2018
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To a question whether financing of its own industry will be accessible for Yamal, Dmitry Artyukhov says that own industry is a broad concept. As he explains, Yamal has its own oil and gas industry, which gives the country more than one trillion rubles of taxes, and, in the opinion of the head of the region, it is not necessary to finance it, as it is a donor, and owing to Yamal fuel and energy complex, the whole country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, can develop, make plans and improve life of Russian people.
“We have a number of directions that should be stimulated”, Dmitry Artyukhov said. – “We are close to the Polar Urals, it is rich with many minerals, but we can not approach them qualitatively. I am convinced that logistics projects, in particular, the Northern Latitudinal Railway will give us a free hand in this issue. Millions of tonnes of building materials are delivered to our eastern zone, where the most powerful construction currently takes place, and they are delivered from the southern Ural areas – Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk regions, because our Polar Urals are logistically inaccessible. We understand that when the Northern Latitudinal Railway works, the shortest railroad haul will appear here, and tonnes of building materials, which are now being delivered for thousands kilometers, will be developed here. It will be necessary to do everything carefully, with consideration of the environmental component, we love our mountains for their pristine beauty and purity, but the balance can always be found, and we shall develop this industry”.
According to the governor, he does not think that agriculture has opportunities for rapid development. Settlements will develop, including remote ones, their well-being. If to talk about reindeer husbandry, the main thing here is to preserve traditional way of life. This is not an issue of economic benefits, tax revenues, but rather of improvement of life quality. Yamal is located in a difficult climate zone, and it is not necessary to talk seriously about development of agriculture. But where life of villages and settlements depends on it, of course, there will be support.