Trutnev announces the creation of an Arctic Quarter in the Arkhangelsk Region in 2023
It is a continuation of the Far Eastern Quarter programme.13 April 2023
Work on the first Arctic Quarter, a continuation of the Far Eastern Quarter programme, will begin in the Arkhangelsk Region in 2023. This was reported by TASS, citing a statement by Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District following a meeting of the Presidium of the State Commission for Arctic Development.
A decision to this effect has already been taken by the Commission.
The Far Eastern Quarter programme was developed in 2021 by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic to support large-scale development projects in cities in the Far East. In particular, it aims to create a new level of the comfortable urban environment and to create the conditions to provide residents with new housing at a fair price. It plans to build housing for 80,000 people. A total of 1.8 mn sq m of housing will be built under the programme by 2030, according to the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.
According to Alexander Tsybulsky, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, the programme will help address the housing deficit and the rising cost per square metre in the region.