Russian Arctic development action plan submitted to government
The Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic has submitted an action plan to implement the Russian Arctic development strategy, to the government.
“Yesterday I signed and submitted to the government an action plan for the development strategy in the Russian Arctic area. <…> It is an essential document. At a meeting with government members on March 10, President Putin gave us a month to adopt this document. The government received it yesterday,” reported Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic Alexei Chekunkov at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Issues of the North and the Far East.
The minister said he also expected the Arctic Hectare program to be launched shortly which is similar to the ongoing Far Eastern Hectare project.
“That’s another interesting idea. The Arctic has its specifics and charm. Private territory there could be used in a different way. What comes to mind first is travel and recreation. I don’t think agriculture in the Arctic will be as easy as in the south of the Far East. Although how about it?”