VLADIVOSTOK, November 30. /Corr. Natalia Nikulina/. “Zero reading” of the bill “On the free port in the Far East” will be held on Monday at the Public chamber of the Russian Federation. In the case of adopting such a bill introduced in Vladivostok the port can spread to Kamchatka, Khabarovsk Krai, Sakhalin and Chukotka, according to Minvostokrazvitiya Russia.
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“The draft law regulates the relations connected with creation and functioning of the free port in the Far East. In this territory it is proposed to include a number of municipal entities of Kamchatskiy Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Sakhalin oblast and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The basis of the draft law on the mechanism of legal regulation of the free port of Vladivostok (also held numerous discussions in the walls of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation)”, – stated in the message.
The authors of the bill propose to create on the territory of the free port in the Far East conditions for investment, to organize the national co-financing, special controls, and other measures of state support. The developers believe that the bill presents the changes will provide residents of the free port in the Far East competitive conditions for doing business and investment activities.
“Zero reading” precedes the consideration of the bill by the state Duma in the first reading. Recommendations according to the results, will adjust the position of the stage of preparation of the bill for consideration.
The regime of the free port of Vladivostok was introduced on 12 October on the territory of 15 municipalities of Primorye: Vladivostok, Artem, Bolshoy Kamen, Nakhodka and Partizansk, Ussuriisk, Spassk-distant, Nadezhdinsky, Shkotovsky, Oktyabrsky, Partizansky, Border, Khasan, Khankaisky and Olginsky districts, including their marine waters.
The total area of the territory, which covers economic area is 28.4 thousand square km it is home to 1.4 million people (75% of the population).
Currently there is only one registered resident of the Pacific investment company with the project of 182 rooms at the Slavyanka at a cost of 5 billion rubles.