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Deputy Prime Minister – Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev introduced the new Minister Alexei Chekunkov to the staff of the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

Yuri Trutnev introduced the new head of the department to the staff of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

“In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Aleksey Olegovich Chekunkov has been appointed to the post of Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic. The previous minister, Alexander Alexandrovich Kozlov, will continue to work as part of the Government of the Russian Federation. He has been entrusted with another, also extremely important area of ​​work related to natural resources, ”stressed Yuri Trutnev.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted the accumulated professional experience and competence of Alexey Chekunkov during his work as the General Director of the Far East and Arctic Development Fund. “There is no need to introduce Alexey Olegovich. We worked with him for seven years. Alexey Olegovich headed the Far East and Arctic Development Fund. Therefore, the new minister is well versed in how the entire mechanism for attracting investments in the Far East works, he is familiar with many investment projects, he provided support to many of them in his previous capacity, he knows well the principles of investors’ work, and understands what is necessary in order to in the Far East, new enterprises were created, new jobs were created, the economy grew. At the same time, he also has those qualities that will help bring the work of the ministry to a qualitatively new level. He is very familiar with modern management technologies, and under his direct supervision, programs such as the provision of sites for aquaculture have been developed. This is a fully automated service that allows you to work with digital technologies. A mechanism for forestry management has been developed. We have yet to implement it. For this, Alexey Olegovich will need new opportunities, ”said Yuri Trutnev.

According to Aleksey Chekunkov, it is necessary to ensure the continuation of work on the socio-economic development of the Far East and the Arctic zone. For this, the backbone of a new effective team will be formed in the near future. “The ministry is already applying all progressive, modern management approaches, including best practices from business. We want to take not only the best from the already established practice, but also add another component – flexibility. The work of the ministry should be similar to the activities of the best international companies in terms of communication with investors, with our counterparties. The ministry should become a truly convenient partner for everyone, ”he said.

Yuri Trutnev introduced the new head of the department to the staff of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

Special attention, according to the minister, should be given to the development of the social sphere. “Economic growth is impossible, it is impossible to saturate enterprises with qualified personnel, new meanings and solutions without the residents of the Far East and the Arctic feeling happy and living in comfortable, favorable conditions,” he explained.

“Together with Aleksey Olegovich, we have to do a daily, big, painstaking work to develop the economy of the Far East. To create better living conditions for people. In terms of developing the economy, attracting investments, creating conditions for new projects, we succeed. There is a good experience of development in the Far East: more than 2.6 thousand projects are being implemented with state support. The same work begins in the Arctic. There is already a declared amount of investment, new investment projects are being implemented. As for the living conditions of people, this is a longer job. It requires a lot of financial resources. We need to think together how to do this faster and more efficiently. I strongly hope for the support of Alexey Olegovich in digitalization. Today we are just beginning to work on replacing the walking people – investors, residents of the Far East – on the bureaucratic levels with modern technologies. This work must be continued. It is necessary that people receive the necessary services quickly, with high quality, so that we free up the money that is spent on a huge army of officials. I am confident that together we will cope with the management tasks set by the President of the Russian Federation, ”summed up Yuri Trutnev.

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