Yamal and China. Cooperation in scientific researches and processing of northern products
11:18 18 июня 2019
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The government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences signed the protocol of intent to develop cooperation. The document was signed at the sixth Russian-Chinese EXPO by Deputy Governor, the Director of the Department of external relations Alexander Mazharov and Professor Cao Lei. They expressed mutual interest in development of bilateral relations in the sphere of scientific activity, creation of conditions for coordination and implementation of joint projects in the sphere of study and protection of migratory birds, primarily endangered species. The protocol provides for study on restoration of population of the Siberian crane. The government of Yamal will assist to participation of Chinese scientists in field work at scientific and research stations. The Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences will create conditions for cooperation with scientists of Yamal within the international academic exchange program of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Cooperation between Yamal and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences was started in 2017 as part of the project to monitor geese of Northern Eurasia. During long-term studies it was set that some birds of the Red Book from Yamal, such as tundra swans, taiga bean geese arrive in China for wintering. Within the project on joint research on remote tracking of migratory birds in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia the Chinese and Russian scientists conduct field work in estuaries of the Kara Sea. According to the department of external relations of Yamal, they receive data on genetic diversity and size of bird populations, nutrition and accumulation of pollutants. As we should add, Russia and China have the agreement on protection of migratory birds and their habitats with the list of 435 species under study and preservation.
In addition, at the exhibition the protocol on intent of cooperation was signed by the Trading company “Snow town” (Shanghai, China) and the production firm “Nyda-resource” (Nadym, Yamal). The sides expressed mutual interest in implementation of joint projects on manufacture and sale of food products. In particular, export of products of processing of reindeer, fish and wild-growing plants. It is planned to create a joint venture on processing of agricultural products from Yamal.
The sixth Russian-Chinese EXPO is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China. 34 countries are participating in the international exhibition. Yamal is represented among 18 regions of Russia. The stand of Yamal is popular among visitors and participants of the exhibition, where products and services of export-oriented enterprises of the region are demonstrated: the production firm “Nyda-resource”, the fishing brigade “Orion”, Salekhard fish-processing plant and the travel company “Discover Yamal”. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Maksim Akimov, having visited the exhibition, highly appreciated export potential of the arctic region.