Naryan-Mar to host first conference on Russia’s ‘Northern Deliveries’
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Naryan-Mar to host first conference on Russia’s ‘Northern Deliveries’

Between June 19-20, this year, the city of Naryan-Mar will host a conference, titled ‘Northern Deliveries': new ways and opportunities, organized by North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency. The event will involve the ‘Northern Deliveries' project office of the Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the agency reports.

"Twenty-five of Russia's constituent regions are located in remote northern areas. People have to live and work in harsh conditions; therefore, organizing the delivery of essential goods to these areas is not only a factor of the macro-region's sustainable economic development, but also a key element of survival that directly affects the interests and future of every person living there. In this regard, it is important to thoroughly discuss the potential for more effective measures of delivering supplies to the Far North and equivalent areas with limited periods of delivery of cargoes," the report says.

The conference aims to bring together all stakeholders to develop a common approach to the system of northern deliveries and efficient development of the northern regions.

The following government and business executives have been invited to the forum: State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Transport Sergei Aristov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexander Tsybulsky, Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area Igor Koshin, Governor of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov, VostokUgol CEO Vadim Bugayev, Head of the Federal Agency for State Reserves Dmitry Gogin, First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Osipov, and President of United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov.