Our social development plans include activities in two regions: Yakutia and Khabarovsk Territory – construction of infrastructure for Far Eastern hectares. The budgets are RUB 89 million for Yakutia and RUB 319 million for Khabarovsk Territory. These are roads and power lines. According to the law, if there are 20 or more land plots located nearby as part of the Far Eastern hectare programme, authorities help to develop communal, transport and social infrastructure <…> we have calculated the cost of needed infrastructure, it currently reaches around RUB 4 billion — Grigory Smolyak, Head of Department, Ministry for Development of Far East of Russian Federation.
As of today, around 1,700-hectare holders have received support, mainly in agriculture. Around 30% of those who received grants issued by regions and the Ministry of Agriculture are holders of Far Eastern hectares — Sergei Khovrat, General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District.
Our investment project [greenhouse strawberry cultivation, – Ed.] actively fits in the Far Eastern hectare programme, and along with the state support, we are implementing a project together with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. <…> We have the most successful interaction between business, authorities and science — Movses Barseghyan, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Euro-Asian Trade House.
I would like to thank the state for the support, without which I would not have gone as far as build a farm with my own funds — Mikhail Utrobin, Recipient of a Far Eastern Hectare.