EAST RUSSIA PREPARES FOR THE OPENING OF EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM
11 August 2015
Less than a month remains before Eastern Economic Forum opens. The large-scale event in Vladivostok has been preceded by several working meetings headed by Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, who chairs the Forum’s Organizing Committee.
The forum’s main aspiration is to introduce new aspects of East Russia’s investment attractiveness to the domestic business community and to partners from the Asian-Pacific region: creation of priority development territories, launch of the free port of Vladivostok and mechanisms for supporting investment projects.
“We are holding the entire Forum to solve our internal problems with the assistance of the global community. We should present them in the form of investment projects. At the same time, the investors have their own questions, offers and suggestions. This dialog must happen and we hope that it results in greater interest in East Russia,” said Yury Trutnev, speaking on the agenda of EEF.
“The Forum is planned as a business platform for investors and business community representatives. Therefore, the potential of East Russia should be presented in the most comprehensive manner. For this purpose, we are preparing such sessions where the participants will discuss all questions required for implementation of business projects in detail and with focus,” emphasized Minister Alexander Galushka.
The preliminary plan includes such areas as development of the agricultural sector, energy, cross-border cooperation, extraction and processing of oil products, petrochemical industry, construction, lumber industry, transport infrastructure and logistics, and development of public-private partnership. The head of Primorsky Krai presented additional suggestions regarding the content of sessions.
The readiness of infrastructure sites was discussed separately. The night before, Yury Trutnev, Head of the Organizing Committee, and Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky, who leads the region’s working group, assessed the readiness of FEFU campus to EEF. They inspected the media center, university buildings, the campus, and the embankment area, where the main activities of the Forum’s business program will be held.