Vladimir Putin notes the need for expanding the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Northern Sea Route’s capacities
Vladimir Putin urged the concerned officials to expand the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Northern Sea Route’s capacities at a meeting on the development of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
“The development of logistics and transport infrastructure is a separate issue. These projects include expanding the Trans-Siberian Railway, building up Northern Sea Route capacities, Arctic ports, air harbors, and building and repairing highways,” he said.
“All are of particular importance for the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and for Siberia, for the whole country; both for business and for citizens, for the most convenient transport links. Of course, we are talking a lot now – well, not now, but in recent years – on this topic and doing a lot. But we need to keep up the momentum.”
“It is important for us to form a more up-to-date and flexible economic structure for the region and Siberia as a whole, to create new, well-paying jobs along the entire production chain, to ensure the growth of people’s incomes and, therefore, the well-being of Russian families as well.”
“And this will certainly have a positive impact on the demographic sphere, on attracting skilled specialists who will live and work here.”
“Personnel is one of the basic, key issues for the Krasnoyarsk Territory and for many other regions in Russia,” he noted
“The sectors of the national economy, including manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism and services, are rapidly developing and gaining momentum, and they are in urgent need of an influx of professionals.”
According to him, it is necessary to strengthen the education system specifically for the regional economy, and coordinate the efforts of colleges, universities, and industrial enterprises through regional education centers, research and production associations.