"Fund for the Development of Economics and Direct Investments of the Chukotka Autonomous Region" took part in the outgoing meeting of the government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region under the leadership of the First Deputy Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, Head of the Department of Industrial and Agricultural Policy of Mr. Nikolayev Leonid Anatolievich, held in January 2017.
From January 23 to 26, 2017, the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
The visiting session headed by Leonid Anatolyevich Nikolayev, first deputy governor of Chukotka, head of the Department of Industrial and Agricultural Policy of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, was held in the settlements of the northwestern part of the district. The first destination of the outgoing meeting of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region was Omolon village. Representatives of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region held a meeting on arrival in the presence of an official gathering of the villagers. They discussed vital issues related to public health, the construction of a new housing stock, the quality and prospects for the development of the education sector in the village, the social and cultural side of life of the villagers, provision of food, opportunities and problematic issues for small businesses.
The second destination for the first day of the visiting session was the village of Kiperveem. The result of the meeting was the development of a number of decisions aimed at regulating the main tasks in the sphere of education, kitting the groups of the kindergarten, providing sports equipment, equipping children’s playgrounds, medical services and food, housing and communal services, etc.
On the morning of the second day of the outgoing meeting of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, led by the President of the regional non-governmental organization “Association of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka”, Anna Ivanovna Otkeh held a meeting of the Bilibino branch of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North. During the meeting, issues related to the legislative regulation of private fishing by representatives of indigenous small peoples North.
Grigory Andreyevich Tynankergav, the leading expert adviser of the Department of Industrial and Agricultural Policy of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, spoke about the importance of the process of public hearings held by gold mining companies in relation to the planned land for industrial use, as well as the fulfillment of obligations by large extractive companies to the Chukotka Autonomous Region in providing jobs to residents. Deputy Head of the Committee for Property Relations of the Department of Finance, Economics and Property Relations of the Chukotka Autonomous Region Dmitrieva Yevgenia Yurievna told the audience about the mechanisms for obtaining the Far Eastern hectare.
Olga Plotnikova, the director of the “Chukotka AR Development Fund” NGO, told the representatives of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North about the opportunities to create their own business and organize self-employment, incl. On the territory of the Far Eastern hectare with a view to its development. The Fund is free to provide residents of Bilibino district with comprehensive consultations in the direction of organizing business, drawing up business plans for the purpose of obtaining state support in the form of grants, writing business plans for the purposes of assigning the resident status of a special economic zone, assistance in finding an investor.
The final part of the meeting highlighted the most important areas of joint activity of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region and the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North. In the afternoon, the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Region held a visiting session with the participation of the heads of the main enterprises of Bilibino and Bilibino district, representatives of the administration of the Bilibino district, regional media. The detailed report of the head of the Administration of the Municipality of Bilibino Municipal District, Andrei Alexandrovich Zobov, on the socio-economic situation of the region and the prospects for its development are heard.
Representatives of institutions and business structures were asked questions about significant prospects for the district and business problems. Including the questions of the frequency of regional flights, the prices for air tickets, the cost of energy resources, education, the provision of villages with a socially-significant set of goods and services, etc. were announced. The members of the government in the form of summary reports on the directions outlined the main results of the past year and plans for the future.
The third day of the trip was started by members of the Government delegation from the airport Kepervei to Peveck.
During the visiting session held in the afternoon, the present members of the Government of PCD, representatives of the Pevek administration and invited managers of the main enterprises discussed the results of the work of the Pevek city district in 2016, outlined the main development directions for 2017. All the participants of the Government meeting were heard.
The main work of the director of the Chukotka Development Fund Olga Plotnikova was aimed at working with the Administration of Finance, Economy and Property Relations of the Civil Defense Administration of Pevek, responsible for the implementation of the major development programs. Including Most of the activities concerned the planning of joint work and development of the most effective mechanisms of the free port of Vladivostok in the part of the Pevek city district. The planned work is built within the framework of the federal law of July 13, 2015 No. 212-FZ “On the Free Port of Vladivostok”. Points of contact have been found in the direction of working out the most promising projects. A meeting was held with potential residents from among experienced entrepreneurs. Particular attention was paid to the prospects for the development of Pevek , the high quality and diversified nature of the investments attracted to the territory.
“The tasks planned for the start of the work of the Chukotka Development Fund for the activation of investment initiatives from representatives of regional business have been fully implemented in 2016. We look at the prospects and rates of filling the free port of Vladivostok with residents with the hope of a balanced approach, sensibly, without detaching from the realities of the Arctic and the specifics of the Far North. With the use of experience, we build a strategy for the development of the territory on a sound and long-term basis, taking into account the obligations to the residents of the Pevek city district to ensure not only an increase in budget revenues from tax revenues, but also taking into account social, environmental effects, “commented the Director of the Development Fund of the Chukotka AR Olga Plotnikova.
Each resident had the opportunity to ask a question and receive a personal answer from the source in the person of the representatives of the authorities, the Deputy Head of the City District of Peveck Olga Golovacheva, and the Director of the Development Fund of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, Olga Plotnikova, the official representative of the Far Eastern Development Corporation.
As a result of the outgoing meeting, a positive assessment of the work of regional authorities, representatives of the Development Fund of the Chukotka Autonomous Region in the territory, enterprises of the region and members of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region was given as a whole. The scenario of active development and comprehensive business support for the most active involvement in the development of the territory through participation both in the infrastructure projects of the region and in projects aimed at increasing self-employment and living standards of the population has been set.
Among the priority tasks currently being addressed in the Pevek urban district, there are certainly: a strategic project for the reconstruction of the quay wall within the Pevek seaport in view of the projected growth in cargo turnover; A large-scale project and prospects for the construction of hydro-technical facilities of the floating NPP (floating nuclear thermal power plant) in Pevek; Reconstruction of the airport and, of course, a socio-ecological project for the reconstruction of an emergency dam and reservoir.