We are going to work on tax deductions for geological exploration to develop Russia’s Far Eastern and Arctic regions. We understand that it is going to provide a growth driver — Evgeny Kiselev, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Mineral Resources .
We are willing to pay for infrastructure, but not willing to create it, because it is going to be a basic one, and in the future many enterprises are going to use it. <…> We cannot develop the whole territory by ourselves. As for power infrastructure, for five years on our own we have designed over a thousand kilometres of electric lines. <…> Now we are ready to begin construction together with Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. These projects cannot be implemented without subsidies, but both federal government and regional authorities support us. Over 18 billion roubles have been allocated for this construction — Victor Kudinov, General Director, Regional Mining Company.
As a private company, we would like the government to consider more private investment from various sources and attract more foreign investors to the country. This should be done along with state programmes. For example, there is a number of private investments in mineral exploration, these are high-risk investments — Michiel van Akkooi, Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Kinross Gold Corporation.