‘South Yakutia’ Advanced Development Zone will create 2.7 thousand high-paying jobs, the head of Neryungri district of Yakutia, Viktor Stanilovsky told TASS.
"The primary goal of Advanced Development Zone is the formation of a large industrial center for deep processing of natural resources, providing the region with competitive advantages for attracting investors, and stimulating social and economic development. For the region, this, first of all, means the creation of new highly paid jobs. At two main sites, Inaglinskoye and Denisovskoe ore mining and processing complexes, 2.7 thousand jobs will be created, which, taking into account the family coefficient, will allow to consolidate about 7 thousand people in Neryungri district," - Viktor Stanilovsky said.
Creation of new jobs, noted in the district administration, is especially relevant in connection with the outflow of local population to the central regions of Russia - over the past five years, the number of residents of Neryungri district has been decreasing by almost 2000 people per year. According to data for 2016, 75.6 thousand people live in the district.
Stanilovsky noted that in Neryungri district there are huge coal reserves, and "we need to help companies that come to us, so they invest serious money in the development of deposits." Coal mining in South Yakutia, said the head of the district, has a serious potential, owing to the increase in exports to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
The status of Advanced Development Zone resident gives a number of advantages, including tax breaks. Nevertheless, according to the municipality, the total revenues to the consolidated budget from taxes and fees, taking into account tax benefits for the period from 2016 to 2025, will amount to about 36 billion rubles. The forecast revenue plan for the district's consolidated budget will be about 103 million rubles a year.
Recall that in March, the press service of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East reported on the signing of an agreement with the first investors of ‘South Yakutia’ Advanced Development Zone for 28.4 billion rubles. The first residents of Advanced Development Zone were Inaglinsky GOK JSC and Denisovsky GOK JSC (part of the Kolmar Group of Companies). These investment projects envisage the construction of mining and processing complexes for the extraction of coking coal and the production of high-quality coal concentrate in Neryungri district. The initiator of investment projects is the Kolmar Group of Companies, which unites enterprises that form a single cycle of coal mining, enrichment and transportation in the Far East.
‘South Yakutia’ Advanced Development Zone was approved by the Russian government in December 2016; the formation of its management company is being completed.