Regular routes along the Northern Sea Route will connect the Arkhangelsk region and Kamchatka. The Governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Igor Orlov, announced this to Rossiyskaya Gazeta at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
“Today we need to increase the number of ships entering the port of Arkhangelsk, and the volume of transshipment. A refurbishing of the Northern Sea Route, as well as the maximum use of its economic opportunities, is a task set by the President of the Russian Federation. We are ready to contribute to the development of the route from the Far East to the West, and from Arkhangelsk to the Far East. It should be noted that this sea route is becoming more and more attractive for manufacturers and taking into account the development of China”.
Meanwhile, today the market analysis is being carried out and the effectiveness of the projects is being calculated in order to organize communication between Arkhangelsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The need for a stable maritime connection between the regions is very high: it is enough to note that the cargo turnover in the port of Arkhangelsk in 2018 increased from 3.9 to 4.3 million tons. Moreover, the involvement of large vessels for the transport of large quantities and oversized cargo will further increase these indicators. It should also be noted that the port of Arkhangelsk created the conditions for working with large and non-standard cargo: the successful work on loading the lash lighter carrier “Sevmorput”, which came to Arkhangelsk this year, proved this.
In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Head of the region also reported on the results of the meeting of the Advisory Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation on the implementation of national projects, which was held at the forum by the first deputy head of the presidential administration, Sergei Kiriyenko. What will change in the implementation of national projects in the Arkhangelsk region?
“It is about improving inter-budgetary relations both at the level of the federal center and regions, as well as at the level of regions and municipalities,” said Igor Orlov. “The rate of turnover of funds and the efficiency of their use will increase. The e-budget system, which is one of the tools for interaction today, will also become more open: it will continue to improve in the interests of all participants in the process.