Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
Maslenitsa festival: a week of pancakes and joySociety & Culture February 22, 17:49
MOSCOW, March 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will chair a conference on Thursday over the development of the Far East.
Conference participants will discuss the federal bill on territories of advanced socio-economic development and state support measures for regions of the Far East.
Advanced socio-economic development territories are areas in Russian provinces with special rules for business, the press service of the Russian government said. The bill spells out the conditions and the establishment procedure for such territories. They will be created by Russian government’s decision on the basis of proposals by authorized federal body.
The territories will enjoy special regime of land use, lower rent pay, tax incentives, as well as special regimes of state and municipal control. Other incentives include cuts in the cost for connection to infrastructure facilities, such power grid, use of customs procedures effective in free economic zones and simplified procedures for hiring skilled foreign labor.
Taking part in the conference will be Deputy Prime Minister - presidential representative in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev, Minister of Far East Development Alexander Galushka, Regional Development Minister Igor Slyunyayev, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoi, Minister of Industry and Trade Alexander Novak, Public Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Labor and Social Protection Minister Maxim Topilin, Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov and Minister for Liason with Open Government Mikhail Abyzov.