Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area allots over 400 Arctic hectares
The Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area has allotted over 480 hectares of land under the Arctic Hectare program.
“Regional law allows applicants to claim up to 25 territories with a total area of over 17,000 hectares in nine municipal entities. Since the program’s inception, over 440 contracts for land use with an area of almost 480 hectares have been signed in the autonomous area. People are mostly interested in land around the village of Krasnoselkup and in the cities of Salekhard, Labytnangi and Noyabrsk,” according to sources at the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area’s legislative assembly press officer.
First Deputy Speaker of the Yamal Parliament Alexei Sitnikov said applicants can decide on specific land use options two years after acquiring the land plots, that 148 people had already stipulated this, and that they were entitled to state support measures.
“We can now safely say that, despite the local climate, Yamal is quite popular with local residents and people from other Russian regions. This program became so attractive due to a great work by the regional government, the executive and legislative branches and local governments. Yamal is now fourth in the Arctic zone for land use applications and allotted land plots, while the Murmansk Region tops the list,” Speaker of the Yamal legislative assembly Sergei Yamkin explained.