Dmitry Artyukhov: Every project in the Arctic is individual
15:24 5 сентября 2019
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On the 5th of September within the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok the governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov presented the report on development of legislation with consideration of specifics of the Arctic. The plenary discussion was also attended by the deputy minister for development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Krutikov, the director of the directorate of the Northern Sea Route Vyacheslav Ruksha, representatives of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Russian Federation, as well as companies operating in the regions of the Far North.
The law on preferences for investors in the Arctic zone became the main topic of the exchange of views. The President instructed to develop the law this April.
“The draft law will allow supporting new projects, including in the sphere of liquefied natural gas and petrochemistry, which will not be implemented without this support. Also, the developed system of benefits will assist to increase in the load of the Northern Sea Route”, Alexander Krutikov said, giving comments on the draft law developed by the Ministry for development of the Far East and the Arctic.
Dmitry Artyukhov underlines that each project in the Arctic is individual, and investors may need different types of support: tax benefits, infrastructure, equipment.
“We fully support measures related to development of small and medium-sized business. In our region we have fixed the main taxes at the minimum level”, he said.
Also in his speech the governor of Yamal touched upon legislative norms that create difficulties for arctic regions.
“Norms are created for the whole country; sometimes in our specific conditions their correction could help us to release additional resources. For example, the river station in Salekhard operates only during the navigation season. At the same time, we must protect it by all standards during the whole year round, as if it were an operating enterprise. The situation with the school in the remote village of Gyda is similar: the same requirements are imposed on protection of this object like in large cities. Considerable funds are spent for all this, we could allocate them to development”, he explained.