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VLADIVOSTOK, June 30, /ITAR-TASS/. Another several direct flights will link Vladivostok and Harbin soon, Vladimir Miklushevsky, acting Governor of the Primorsky Territory (PT) (or Primorye, for short), announced on Monday during a meeting with Lu Hao, Chairman of the People's Government of Heilongjiang Province, ahead of the opening of the First Russia-China EXPO exhibition in Harbin, an official in the press service of the Primorye administration told ltar-Tass.
The two cities are linked by three flights a week. The flights are served by Avrora (Aurora) and Aeroflot air companies. "At our previous meeting, we spoke of a direct flight between Harbin and Vladivostok. We are planning to inaugurate it very soon," Miklushevsky said, without specifying which company will serve the (additional) flights.
Lu Hao, for his part, pointed out that the Chinese side also tackles the question of starting yet another air route between Primorye and Harbin. "I have already suggested that a Korean air carrier establish a Seoul - Vladivostok - Harbin air route," Lu Hao said. He pointed out the importance of developing transportation corridors between China and Primorye.
"The 'outlet to the sea' project is of interest to China's big businesses, and we are ready to work together with you towards this end. A Suifenhe - Mudangjiang - Harbin - Vladivostok transportation corridor is a priority in this respect," he said.
A widely representative delegation of the Primorsky Territory will participate Monday in the opening of the First Russia-China EXPO in Harbin. The delegation comprises 150 people, most of whom are members of the Territorial business community.
At EXPO, the Primorye delegation will introduce the region's investment potential Projects to this effect have been suggested by more than 30 companies. Thus, Chinese investors will get to know a project for an industrial cluster for the processing of waste. It has been drawn up by the "AVA-Trade" Company and is being already implemented partially in Primorye. An industrial plant to process wood waste into an alternative source of fuel pellets is in operation in the industrial cluster.
Yet another PT-based company is looking for co-investors to build a large sports-and-travel complex in Kirovsky District. A whole lot of PT enterprises have put on display on the Chinese market beekeeping products, as well as those made from the wild-growing plants of Ussurian taiga.
EXPO is a renewed format of the traditional Harbin Fair. It has been organized by the Russian Ministries of Economic Development and Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, and the People's Government of Heilogjiang Province.