THOR – this is an area that really needs to evolve, the creation of such a site involves the construction of salmon fish farms and mariterm on the Islands of the Kuril ridge Iturup and Kunashir, and in addition, the development of mining operations on the island of Urup.
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, 17 Nov. Vice-Premier, the Plenipotentiary of RF President in the far Eastern Federal district Yuri Trutnev did not support the proposal to give the Kuril Islands to the status of the territory of advanced development (TOR).
On Tuesday, Trutnev held a meeting on the formation of territories of advanced development in the Sakhalin region. During the meeting the authorities of the region submitted three promising sites in the tourist, agricultural and fishery industries: the Torah “Mountain air”, “South” and “the Kuril Islands”. The latter, in particular, involves the construction of salmon fish farms and mariterm on the Islands of the Kuril ridge Iturup and Kunashir, and in addition, the development of mining operations on the island of Urup.
“It was such an exotic proposal, and we now Oleg Nikolaevich (Kozhemyako, Governor of the Sakhalin oblast — ed.) is conferred, is actually to declare all of the Kuril Islands territory of advanced development, the proposal I’m not ready to support”, — said the envoy. He explained that a TORUS is the area that really needs to evolve. “To call it a Torus, and there will continue to grow burdock, or bamboo — this is unacceptable,” — said Trutnev reporters after the meeting.
Trutnev added that the first step is to approve the site with already developed projects and existing investors, and in the future it is possible to expand the boundaries of Torah.
“It’s not a very big job, I think we’re within a week or two will do, as soon as other investors”, — said Trutnev.