The action of the Free port was expanded in Uglegorsk district, Sakhalin

Moscow. July 3. INTERFAX.RU – the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the Federal law expanding actions of the regime of the Free port of Vladivostok at the expense of the city district Uglegorsk, Sakhalin region, reported on the Kremlin website.

The law “On amendments to article 4 of the Federal law “On the free port of Vladivostok” signed on 1 July.

Minister for Far East development Alexander Galushka, quoted by the press service of the Ministry, explained that distribution in Uglegorsk district of the free port will further attract in the region of 65 billion rubles of private investment.

“The free port will contribute to the infrastructure development of the coal industry in Sakhalin region, will accelerate the pace of implementation of investment projects, making it possible to modernize old industries and create new enterprises,” – said the Ministry.

It is assumed that in Uglegorsky district will launch 12 new investment projects.

“Will modernize the current terminals for transshipment of coal and built a new, increased capacity of existing coal mines and a new production. All this will contribute to the development of the Russian coal market and increased its exports to countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In the region will be created 1.3 thousand jobs,” – said in the message.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry submitted to the government a bill to expand the Free port international airport Khabarovsk (New) and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), and Sovetsko-Gavansky municipal district of Khabarovsk Krai.

Free port – the port area, enjoying the special customs regimes, tax, investment and related regulation. Currently, the Free port of Vladivostok, Primorsky region, in addition, extends into Khabarovsk Krai (Vanino municipal district), Sakhalin (Korsakov district), Kamchatka region (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (Pevek).

Today, under the regime of the Free port received more than 380 applications from investors worth more than 373 billion rubles is Planned to create 36.5 thousand more jobs.