Court prolongs arrest of Ukrainian citizen accused of spyingRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 11:48
Putin trusted more than Trump, US research center’s survey saysSociety & Culture June 27, 11:39
Russia may build new fast fission nuclear reactor within 10 yearsScience & Space June 27, 9:25
Moscow theater to present Il Trovatore with audio description for visually impairedSociety & Culture June 27, 9:04
Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syrian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 8:50
Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
VLADIVOSTOK, March 24. /TASS/. As many as 29 companies with projects worth 85 billion rubles, or roughly $1.23 billion, have been granted the status of residents of the Free Port of Vladivostok, a TASS correspondent reported on Thursday from a meeting of the port’s supervisory board held by Russian Deputy Prime Minister and presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.
The free port of Vladivostok should be open for investors. We have just approved 29 projects, but this is only the beginning of a long road. The Primorsky Territory can boast unique business climate and we hope investors will see it. We, on our part, will offer them all-round support," Trutnev said.
In his words, taking into account these 29 projects, the overall volume of private investments will exceed 100 billion rubles ($1.45 billion).
A spokesman for the Far East Development Corporation told TASS the projects include the establishment of a coal terminal to export Russian mineral resources to Asia Pacific countries, and companies turning out elevators, electricals, bicycles, reinforced concrete slabs, plastics, etc. These projects are expected to help create up to 3,000 new jobs.
The free port zone was established in Vladivostok on October 12 and embraces 15 municipalities in the Primorye Territory, including their coastal waters, with an overall area of 28,400 square kilometers. The area’s population is 1.4 million, or 75% of people living in the entire Primorye Territory. A free port zone implies a tax-free imports and exports regime.
By now, seven residents have already received official documents and can begin their projects. The Far East Development Corporation has 54 more applications from potential residents worth 147 billion rubles ($2.14) promising 5,200 more new jobs.