When we start housing construction, we face a deficit of resources. There is a demand for the resource. Yet, there is no supply. The government needs to remove this disbalance. <…> First and foremost, the region experiences a huge deficit of construction materials. <…> Of course, the issue of human resources and staffing is no less pressing — Gadzhimagomed Huseynov, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
There is a certain deficit that is covered by excessive capacities of the Ural and Siberian Federal Districts. By the way, it is also Volga and Central Federal District. Indeed, the logistics is complex, with a big distance. However, most construction materials have a small shipment distance [delivery within one business day; distance within 500 km, – Ed.] — Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Human resources are insufficient. We try to attract people here. There is a mechanism that could really help: issuance of work permits for migrants that arrive in the Far East from abroad. We sometimes lose our staff, because sometimes it takes us up to two weeks to get the permits — Vladimir Volkov, Deputy General Director for Construction, 1520 Group of Companies.
According to the Ministry of Construction, as of today the construction industry lacks about 3 million employees. Most of them are blue collars — Vladimir Koshelev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Construction, Housing and Communal Services.
Of course, the deficit of human resources means development delayed for years. It is yet clear that it derives from the rest of the problems — Pavel Matyukhin, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Amur Region.