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III Eastern Economic Forum officially opened in Vladivostok

The opening ceremony of the Third Eastern Economic Forum (VEF-2017) was held on Wednesday morning on Russky Island in Vladivostok. With an introductory address to the forum's participants, Vice Premier - presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev made a speech.

"We are already going to the third time in the Far East, three years - this is the way. We want to say that we are ready to cooperate. A new economic space has been created in the Far East. This is the basis of a new model of the attractiveness of the Far East. For such indicators as taxes, gas, one of the best in the APR. Today we can say that this is not only our assessment. Already 51 new enterprise is working, until the end of the year they will be 86. We will strive to ensure that every project in the Far East has been successful. We reduced the tariffs for electricity, made electronic visas. We are well aware that the competition for investments is not a static process that has frozen, for this we constantly need to improve the conditions, "he said. According to Yuri Trutnev, over the past year in the Far Eastern Federal District the mechanism for granting quotas for fishing in exchange for investment has been activated, and 38 thousand plots under the "Far Eastern hectare" program have been granted to Russian citizens.

In the framework of WEF-2017, promising Russian and foreign investment projects will be presented. The main program of the forum is designed for 6-7 September. On Wednesday, the forum will discuss issues of renewable energy, implementation of gold mining projects, development of the Northern Sea Route. On Thursday, it is planned, among other issues, to discuss the development of TOP, air transportation in the Far East, seaports, development of the border territories of the Russian Federation.