“At the session, members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, heads of parliaments of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, representatives of the legislative bodies of Norway, Finland, Iceland, the United States and experts discussed a wide range of problems of the development of the Arctic territories,” said the press service of the regional parliament.
The participants discussed issues of economy, health care, education, as well as modern models of sustainable food and energy security.
In his report, Dmitry Sviridov analyzed the transport structure of the Arctic zone of the Krasnoyarsk region, which includes sea and inland waterways, land modes of transport and aviation.
“Transport is the circulatory system of the economy,” stressed Dmitry Sviridov. “Its development is an indispensable condition for the functioning of the economy, the life of the population, including that of the Far North”.
The Chairman of the Legislative Assembly came up with the initiative to revise sectoral approaches and standards for the repair and construction of highways for northern territories with unstable soil conditions.
The speaker suggested considering the possibility of building a section of a winter road connecting the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets municipal district with the rest of the Krasnoyarsk region. This will make it possible, within three to four months of the winter period, to bring the necessary goods to Taimyr and to export products obtained by fishermen from among the indigenous small peoples to the mainland.
“A great deal of the Krasnoyarsk region’s economy is concentrated in the Arctic, and for the Russian Federation the very idea of moving to the North guarantees economic stability and future development. At the same time, one should not forget about the people who live and work in the Far North. They should feel protected and look confidently into the future”, Dmitry Sviridov emphasized.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: sobranie.info