Russian rocket-system maker produces drone enclosed in missileMilitary & Defense February 28, 11:09
Amnesty International's conclusions on Russia are ‘farfetched’, says ombudsmanRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 9:52
Thousands of people resettle from Arctic to warmer Russian regionsBusiness & Economy February 28, 8:21
Gazprom could be able to build Turkish Stream using project financingBusiness & Economy February 28, 7:10
Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
VLADIVOSTOK, March 28 (Itar-Tass) — The construction of all facilities intended for this year's summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum must be completed within the coming three months, Russian Minister of Regional Development Viktor Basargin told a conference here on Wednesday.
"It remains slightly more than five months before the start of the APEC summit. We must complete the construction of all summit faciilities within three months. This is a complex task and its accomplishment will require consolidated efforts," Basargin emphasized, pointing out that over 40,000 million roubles have been allocated from budgets of various levels for the construction of the summit facilities.
Speakers at the conference also pointed out that it would be necessary to ensure the return home of foreign workers engaged in the construction projects after they are completed. Almost 23,000 workers are currently engaged in building operations, with a half of them being foreign nationals, mainly Uzbeks, Tajiks, and Kyrgyz. The Regionla Development Minister assigned the Federal Migration Service to monitor the repatriation process.
The APEC summit will be held on the Russkiy (Russian) Island in Vladivostok early in September. New roads, bridges, and infrastructure facilities are being built here for that large-scale event -- more than 40 facilties, all in all. Thirty-two out of them are already completed. The most complex ones -- bridges across Bosporus Eastst and Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) Bay -- are to be commissioned in summer.