The development of modern infrastructure increases the investment appeal of the regions and the quality of life in the Far East
First infrastructure, then investment projects. ... We have reached a good pace of construction in the Far East recently. ... This year we will finish the first stage [of the Eastern Landfill – Ed.] and are actively entering the second stage, we have no doubts that we will implement it, the project is vital. At different times, everyone understood that the East is needed. The Trans-Siberian Railway, BAM in Soviet times, then it was said that BAM was not needed. Today, the capacity is often insufficient. The world is changing so fast. You have to keep up. ... It is necessary to create capacity reserves so that investment projects come to us — Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways.
We [major companies implementing major projects in the Far East – Ed.] are basically changing the economic geography. The Far East will look completely different. We need to change economic geography maps all over the world. Plus, this is a crazy impetus for regional development. We are just at the construction stage now. ... Around 30 thousand workers are being built, we have 3.6 billion rubles a year in personal income. Of course, for the region, for the municipalities, crazy support. We build housing, new cultural and architectural dominants appear, i.e., life returns — Aleksey Kozlov, Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR.