VLADIVOSTOK, December 17 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Defence Ministry will turn over 396 military camps and land allotments to the Primorsky (maritime) Territory (PT). Their list has been already compiled and a special working group has has begun to draw up the necessary documents. This was announced here on Monday at a conference held by PT Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky.
Vladivostok, in particular, is to receive 5,000 hectares of mlitary forest ranges and 1,000 hectares of land along the Ussuri Gulf, as well as land on the Russkiy Island's Sapyorny (combat-engineer) Peninsula.
"One must be well aware that the development of the infrastructure of cities and districts of theTerritory depends on such transfers. The vacated areas are necessary for housing construction, and important for the economic development of the entire region," the PT Governor emphasized.
In all,100,000 hectares of land, including 32,000 hectares of farmland and 6,000 hectares of land here will be transferred to the Territory's jurisdiction. The property and buildings of 380 military camps and production assets will be transferred to the Territory as well.
Miklushevsky told Itar-Tass in an interview, "Upon getting the Defence Ministy land allotments, the districts of the Territory will be able to launch housing construction". "The possibility has also emerged to develop agriculture, since there is much land of agricultural purpose among the assets to be transferred. The transfer list also includes military camps. Of course, they are in not quite good condition, amd we know this. However, by the way, these are additional propery items which can be used for social-welfare and economic development. We must find resources to put the military camps subject to transfer into proper condition," the PT Governor said.