Development of northern territories is a source of economic growth for the Krasnoyarsk Territory
This was announced by Governor Alexander Uss at a meeting of the Presidium of the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.4 April 2022
According to the head of the region, the prospects for the northern territories' development have multiple directions. On the one hand, it is the advancement of the technological infrastructure associated with subsoil use and the subsequent transportation of products along the North Sea Route; on the other hand, it is the preservation of the traditional way of life natural to the indigenous peoples of the North.
The creation of supporting settlements in the Arctic Zone of the region was discussed at the presidium — those should become the basis for the implementation of major investment projects and the development of the North Sea Route. Support for such settlements should be provided by both regional and federal authorities. For this purpose, it is necessary to determine their legal status in the federal and regional legislation, the mechanisms of development, as well as the criteria for classifying localities as support communities.
Alexander Uss, Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory: 'The strategy of developing our northern territories is a source of economic growth for the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the importance of which increases manifold in the conditions of sanctions. I emphasise the necessity of investing in the creation of decent living conditions in the North and the Arctic, not only taking the resources these lands possess. Coal miners, metallurgists, oil producers — there must be uniform rules of the game for all.'
According to Sergey Vereshchagin, Deputy Chairman of the Government, it is necessary to identify three areas — social, economic and environmental — of subsoil users' responsibility in the northern territories. Programmes of corporate socio-economic responsibility in all three areas may be enshrined in special documents by the end of this year.