13 Apr 2018 12:43

Russia should not invest in "unneeded things" - Dvorkovich

KRASNOYARSK. April 13 (Interfax) - Monday should be invested only in high-return projects, with rare exceptions, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said.

"We should not invest money in unneeded things. We have money, but there's not so much of it that it can be scattered. We need to invest money only in the best projects and technologies that provide the highest return," Dvorkovich said at a plenary session of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum on Friday.

"Of course, there are certain exceptions, ambitious things that politicians can only intuitively determine and plot the trajectory for many years ahead. Even if these projects do not bring an immediate commercial return. We have discussed high-speed railways and a number of other projects. They will not bring an immediate return, but they can create a foundation for growth for 15-20 years ahead," Dvorkovich said.