Rogozin: Pilot projects on new government regulation instruments can be implemented in Arctic
Several pilot projects can be implemented with the assistance of new government regulation instruments in the Arctic, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a joint session of the Presidium of the Federation Council's Expert Council on Arctic and Antarctic and the State Commission for Arctic Development.
"We should consider pilot projects to introduce new government regulation instruments [in the Arctic] that would make it possible to expose advantages and disadvantages and assess financial and other expenses on their employment," Rogozin said.
He added that it was crucial to continue the development of the Arctic taking due account of the shelf development's environmental impact.
"We have been in the Arctic for a long time and have no intention of leaving it behind, which is why we should treat it as part of our homeland," Rogozin said.
He also called for developing aviation and information and communication infrastructure in the region and highlighted the important role that the Northern Sea Route plays in global navigation.