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Yakutia attracted a record amount of investment in 2017

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The volume of investments in the fixed capital of Yakutia for 2017, according to preliminary data, amounted to 360.3 billion rubles, which is the historical maximum for this indicator. The growth rate compared to 2016 in comparable prices was 127.8%, reports the press service of the head and government of the republic.

According to the Ministry of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of Yakutia, the bulk of investment is provided by oil and gas production projects, accounting for more than 70% of the total. The effect from the implementation of major projects on the territory of the republic will lead to the creation of new jobs, an increase in the revenue part of municipal and republican budgets.

At the same time, a significant amount of funds was also attracted to the social sphere. So, thanks to the agreements on public-private partnership in 2017, 7 kindergartens for 1,188 children have been built in the republic, 15 more are under construction.

Yakutia occupies one of the leading places among the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District in attracting investments over the past few years. At the end of December 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time called the republic among the top 10 entities of the country in this indicator.

At one of the last meetings with members of the government of the republic, heads of the structural divisions of the administration of the head and government and subordinate enterprises, Egor Borisov emphasized how important it is to maintain positive dynamics. "Competition in this area is high. The work needs to be concretized, we need to review the targets in the sphere of improving the investment climate and implementing targeted models for simplifying business procedures,” noted Il Darkhan.

During 2013-2017 Yakutia attracted about 1.2 trillion rubles into the fixed assets.