MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The meeting was held in videoconference mode.
Opening remarks by Mikhail Mishustin:
Good afternoon, colleagues!
Let’s start today with a set of questions that relate to the development of the fuel and energy complex. The government approved a plan for the implementation of the Energy Strategy for the next 15 years. It was prepared taking into account the instructions of the President.
The plan includes over 130 events. They affect all areas of our fuel and energy complex – from resource extraction to supplying residential buildings with energy and heat.
Each task has its own set of activities. Among them is the increase in the production of liquefied natural gas to 140 million tons. Creation of centers for its transshipment, storage and trade. Opening of low-carbon hydrogen production sites. Development of charging infrastructure for cars. And also – involvement in the development of hard-to-recover oil and gas reserves. Most of the activities will be implemented in the next year and a half.
We hope that already in the mid-term, the strategy will make it possible to solve a number of tasks that are important for the country’s development. To increase the production of oil and gas condensate in Eastern Siberia, the Far East and the Arctic zone. To significantly increase the production of LNG. Increase the share of our own or localized advanced technological equipment. And significantly expand the volume of exports to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Special attention is paid to the formation of a common energy market of the Eurasian Economic Union and ensuring the competitive participation of Russian business there. The plan includes relevant activities in this area.
Now – about the development of infrastructure for the supply of liquefied natural gas from Russia to the markets of the Asia-Pacific region.
The government has decided to allocate more than 21 billion rubles for the construction of an approach channel to the offshore transshipment complex of liquefied natural gas in Kamchatka. More than 5 billion rubles of them will be allocated this year.
The government approves a resolution on budget investments in the construction of an LNG terminal in Kamchatka
Transshipment in Kamchatka is a key target for the implementation of our strategy to increase LNG supplies to the Asia-Pacific markets. The new terminal will allow handling over 20 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually.
We are talking about a promising, growing market with a large volume of energy consumption. We are actively developing infrastructure in order to expand our supplies in this area and take a strong position there. We expect that as a result, Russia’s share in the world market will increase to 20%.
List of meeting participants with Deputy Prime Ministers, June 7, 2021
Next topic. At the initiative of the President, this year has been declared the Year of Science and Technology. There are 10 world-class scientific and educational centers in our country. They operate in 20 regions of the country. We have allocated over 1 billion rubles for their support in the federal budget for the current year.
At their expense, we will provide each research and educational center with a grant of 128 million rubles. These funds can be used to develop infrastructure, purchase modern equipment for research and projects, as well as organize internships for employees, and introduce new training programs.
Already, the centers are conducting advanced developments in the most promising areas. These are, among other things, smart services, drones, the processing of industrial waste into fertilizers, technologies based on artificial intelligence, as well as the creation of innovative medical products. I am confident that Russian scientists are capable of achieving significant success and ensuring the leadership of our country in science.
Another topic is about supporting the enterprises of the agro-industrial complex. The government will expand the list of investors who will be able to partially offset their expenses for processing agricultural products at the expense of state support funds. These include enterprises that specialize in the production of milk powder. It is necessary for baby and dietetic food, and is also in demand among confectioners.
Equipment there often needs updating. At the same time, the demand for dairy products continues to grow, and enterprises are working with a heavy load. Now they will be able to claim compensation for part of the investments made in the modernization of production, in the amount of 25% of the actual cost of the object. We hope that this solution will help enterprises to quickly upgrade their equipment and acquire the most modern technology.
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