6 Sep 2019 16:48

Agreements worth 3.5 trln rubles signed at Eastern Economic Forum - Trutnev

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 6 (Interfax) - The participants of the Eastern Economic Forum signed agreements worth a total of 3.5 trillion rubles, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev, who oversees the Far East and Arctic, told journalists at the Eastern Economic Forum's concluding press conference.

"More than 270 agreements were signed at the Forum for a total of over 3.4 trillion rubles. This is not yet the final figure, it is being calculated, but it's about 3.4 trillion - 3.5 trillion, and this is against a step forward from last year," Trutnev said.

Among the most import agreements signed at the Forum was an agreement on the creation of projects such as the Baimsky GOK in Chukotka, the Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant in the Primorye Region, the Malmyzh deposit in the Khabarovsk Territory, the Ozerny GOK in Buryatia, as well as a project aimed at the geological exploration and industrial development of oil and gas blocks in Yakutiya by JSC Tuymaada-Neft. Investment in each of these projects totals tens and hundreds of billions of rubles.

"Over 8,500 people from 65 nations worked on the site of the Forum, including 1,300 media representatives. The largest delegations were from Japan, China, Korea, and India. Mongolia, the United States, The U.K. and Malaysia also fielded sizable delegations. There were over 90 events, with four blocks of discussions.

"There were six country dialogues, there was a meeting of the presidium of the State Council focused on the national program for development of the Far East, and a plenary meeting with the leaders of six countries participating," Trutnev said.

Regions presented their stands at the Far East Street exhibition, he also said.

This year's Eastern Economic Forum was the fifth such gathering. The first Forum saw -1.3 trillion rubles in agreements, the second - 1.8 trillion, the third - 2.5 trillion, and the fourth, 2.5 trillion rubles.