Twenty-nine companies working on projects worth a total of approximately $1.2bn have been granted residential status in Vladivostok Free Port, the zone’s supervisory board told a meeting convened by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister and its Far Eastern Federal District presidential envoy Yuri Trutnev today.
The projects include the construction of a coal terminal that will be used to export Russian mineral resources to the Asia Pacific and the manufacture of (among other things) elevators, electrical products and parts, bicycles, reinforced concrete slabs and plastics. Between them, these projects are expected to help create up to 3,000 new jobs.
“This is only the beginning of a long journey,” Trutney said. “Primorsky Territory boasts a unique business climate and we hope investors will recognise this. For our part we are ready to offer them all-round support.”
The Vladivostok Free Port Zone was set up on October 12 and encompasses 15 municipalities with an overall area of 28,400 km² and a population of 1.4m.