ARKHANGELSK, November 29. /TASS/. Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk Region will have more than 500 new jobs in construction and further functioning of the industrial-logistics complex to manage the transport along the Northern Sea Route, the region’s Governor Igor Orlov told reporters.
"We expect more than 500 new jobs," he said, adding the annual tax payments would make about 700 million rubles ($12 million).
Besides, the governor continued, the project also includes big development of the infrastructures neighboring the future complex. Those are roads, storages, piers, systems of electricity, water and heat supplies.
The regional government has begun preparations for the project, jointly with the Defense Ministry, the governor said. One of the aspects is to pick the location for the future complex. As yet, they consider an area of 140 hectares near the Economiya port.
According to the region’s Minister of Economic Development Semen Vuimenkov, the local authorities will "face a few important issues, like estimation of the transport and energy systems’ capacities."
Earlier, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inked an order on a concession agreement between the Defense Ministry and the Arkhangelsk Region on organization there of the industrial-logistics complex for fulfilment of the state tasks in the Arctic. The complex should undertake the entire spectrum of managing transport along the Northern Sea Route and nearby areas of the Russian Arctic zone.