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Ship builders in Russia's Far East to receive over $20-billion orders

April 17, 2014, 12:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Orders for construction of more than 160 ships would be placed in the Far Eastern ship building cluster till 2020
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A ship building plant in Vladivostok (archive)

A ship building plant in Vladivostok (archive)

© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Sayapin

MOSCOW, April 17, 11:21 /ITAR-TASS/. Far Eastern ship builders would receive orders worth 780 billion roubles (nearly $22 billion) till 2025, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of the military industrial sector, said on Twitter.

Rogozin on Thursday held a meeting of the government maritime board in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and visited the Amur ship building plant, where he met with workers. Among them are more than 100 specialists from Crimea and Ukraine. The vice-premier favours bringing of skilled personnel from Crimea and Ukraine to work at the Far East's ship building plants.

Orders for construction of more than 160 ships would be placed in the Far Eastern ship building cluster till 2020, and the programme would be corrected to increase the number, he said, adding that it was necessary to promptly settle issues to grant citizenship to such specialists.

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