Over 130 St. Petersburg enterprises to provide goods and services to Arctic regions
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Over 130 St. Petersburg enterprises to provide goods and services to Arctic regions

Over 130 St. Petersburg enterprises will provide 4.79 billion rubles worth of state contracts for goods and services.

According to the press service of the City Committee for the Arctic, all the contracts were signed with winners of open contests organized between April and December 2020.

“These are city organizations working in fields such as shipbuilding, healthcare, culture, transportation infrastructure, engineering, landscaping, environment and construction as well as companies working in ecology, ICT, and infrastructure development of the Northern Sea Route. Contracts were also signed with enterprises training specialists for nuclear icebreakers,” the press service said.

In total, contracts were signed with organizations from nine Arctic regions: Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, Chukotka, the Nenets and Yamal-Nenets autonomous areas, republics of Karelia, Komi and Sakha, as well as the Krasnoyarsk Territory. As of today, the volume of contracts signed between St. Petersburg enterprises and the Arctic regions has grown five times more than last year.

Earlier, on January 18, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov met with Governor of the Murmansk Region Andrei Chibis. Implementation of the state policy in the Arctic was one of the main topics.

“Our regions are actively cooperating in Arctic exploration projects. Both Murmansk and St. Petersburg can gain useful experience from this,” Alexander Beglov said.

“We have an effective partnership. By exchanging competences, knowledge and technologies, we can develop cooperation,” Andrei Chibis noted.

The governors also discussed matters related to the expansion of scientific, technical, trade and economic cooperation, including in culture and domestic tourism. Starting this February, three ad screens in the center of St. Petersburg will show videos on tourism to the Murmansk Region.