YURY TRUTNEV: VALUE OF CONTRACTS AT SECOND EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM TO EXCEED RUB 1 TRILLION
18 August 2016
The Deputy Prime Minister, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District and Chairman of the EEF Organizing Committee shared his expectations for the upcoming Forum.
“According to preliminary estimates, we have already harnessed roughly RUB 900 billion under various agreements this year. I think we will definitely get that up to a trillion. That means new jobs, and a new economy for the Far East. We are aiming for the Far East to be a comfortable place to live and work, for there to be lots of roads, power lines, water pipelines, for the infrastructure to be raised to a level which can ensure the necessary conditions for creating new businesses,” said Trutnev.
He noted that the EEF would give a major boost to the development of the Russian Far East.
“Today, dozens of new enterprises are being built. That’s great, but it doesn’t mean we’ve achieved our goal. We will have achieved our goal when everyone living in the Far East feels that life has become better. As such, the Forum is a further step in the development of the Far Eastern region,” he said.