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Extreme conditions of Yakutia for tires of world brands

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NEFU Testing Ground
starts a project to build a unique testing ground for checking the quality of tires. The Development of the Far East Corporation approved the application of the investor to carry out activities at the ‘Kangalassy Industrial Park’ Advanced Development Zone.

According to the press service of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, the testing ground, consisting of several automobile routes with a length of 80 to 1842 meters and a width of 5 to 70 meters with various types of road surfaces, slopes and turns, is planned to run until November 2018. The main tasks of the tests will be to assess the impact of tires on safety management, comfort in driving and the operating parameters of vehicles in the most realistic conditions of extreme cold.

According to Ivan Noev, director of OOO NEFU Testing Ground, at present foreign competitors leave the market for these services because of global warming. Against the backdrop of these processes, the scientific and test site located in the permafrost zone with arctic climate and natural snow will be in high demand.

"World and domestic producers of tires are interested in the services of the testing ground that we are creating. Since 2012, at the small car-testing track of the NEFU Faculty of Automotive Transport, the Bridgestone Corporation has already been testing passenger tires. On new tracks, the Japanese tire manufacturer is going to test tires for trucks. In addition, Russian defense enterprises show interest in the project, intending to test all-terrain vehicles," Noev said.

Full implementation of the project worth 58.9 million rubles will create 32 new jobs.

"Being an investor in the Far East is profitable. He can receive the necessary administrative support and official status of the participant in the state program. We are ready to develop an individual "road map" for the project on administrative support measures, to solve specific problems, to help in the successful implementation of the project,” previously stated the Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East, Aleksandr Galushka.

The ‘Kangalassy Industrial Park’ was created by the governmental order of August 21, 2015. This Advanced Development Zone is a multidisciplinary production and business platform. To date, 11 projects with a total investment volume of 2.3 billion rubles are being implemented at the ‘Kangalassy Industrial Park’ Advanced Development Zone.

Since the adoption of the federal law "On the zones of advanced social and economic development," the total number of investors who received the status of residents of 18 Far Eastern Advanced Development Zones s has reached 233. The amount of declared investments is over 2.19 trillion rubles. The implementation of projects will create more than 41.2 thousand new jobs.