Norilsk and Murmansk promote Arctic economy

Norilsk and Murmansk promote Arctic economy

February 10, 2021

Norilsk specialists shared their experience and learned how small and medium-sized businesses are supported in the capital of the Kola peninsula.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Representatives of the Norilsk Development Agency met with the head of the Murmansk administration Yevgeny Nikora. The Norilsk residents were interested in the successful experience of developing Murmansk as a city located in the Arctic zone, and the host city, in turn, wanted to know more about how the city in the Far North is being transformed.

“We have a lot to tell and we have a lot to learn. The work of such development institutions is very interesting”, noted Yevgeny Nikora. “The city administration actively cooperates with the Murmansk Region development corporation, and one of the main common tasks is to attract new residents to the Capital of the Arctic priority social and economic development territory and, as a result, create new jobs.

Exchange of experience with colleagues from other northern cities is very important here. I have no doubt that this will create a new impetus for the entire Arctic region economy development”, the news agency quoted the head of the Murmansk administration.

The Capital of the Arctic was established in May 2020. It is planned that the project will open at least 1500 new jobs. The total investment in the economy of the territory will amount to over 125 billion rubles.

The participants in the meeting of the two cities touched upon topical issues related to socio-cultural and educational projects, as well as the development of the directions Urban Environment, Business and Investment, Tourism Development. The Norilsk Development Agency has considerable experience in these areas. In 2020 alone, despite the pandemic and related restrictions, the NDA implemented 49 projects out of 50 planned.

The ideas of the agency’s specialists aimed at promoting our city and Taimyr have been recognized as successful both externally and internally.

In Murmansk, the Norilsk residents spoke about the organization of open urban spaces, new light illumination, which will appear on the streets of Norilsk this year. They shared their experience and learned how small and medium-sized businesses are supported in the capital of the Kola peninsula, and public-private partnerships are being developed.

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February 10, 2021

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