At present, we have 30 projects on the go at a total value of RUB 250 billion. 12 of the projects are worth RUB 180 billion and are infrastructure projects aimed at investors, and the other 18 are worth RUB 66 billion and are focussed on social services — Anatoliy Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
The Amur Region is currently experiencing a real investment boom. More than USD 20 billion is being poured into investment projects in all fields of endeavour, and the projects are being carried into effect. Of course, it is important that the infrastructure be able to keep up with such active investment development. Engineering infrastructure too, but first and foremost the social infrastructure — Pavel Puzanov, Director of the Amur Region Investment Promotion Agency .
Up to now, we have traditionally focused on four different areas: airports, ports, toll roads, and logistics. I can say that over the past year we have added three more areas to the existing ones: waste processing, social infrastructure, and metro construction. In principle, we have significantly expanded the volume, so to speak, of our investments and the scope of their application. As for the Far East region, we presently see it as a priority region for our own investments — Oleg Pankratov, Chief Executive Officer, VTB Infrastructure Holding.