Alexander Uss briefed the President on the Yenisei Siberia megaproject to promote complementary development in three regions – the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Tuva and Khakassia – for a total of up to a trillion rubles in investment.
The President also discussed with the Acting Governor serious challenges faced by the region’s timber sector which lacks modern resin industry facilities and a paper mill. The decision to build one is expected to be made before the end of the year, and the arrangements for carrying out this large-scale investment project are underway.
Alexander Uss also proposed transforming Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant, the largest refinery in Russia and by many indicators one of the world’s majors, into a Russian holding company for this sector, since its competence centre is in Krasnoyarsk. Apart from the factory itself, the city is home to Siberian Federal University with its Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Materials Science.
The Acting Governor asked the President to support this comprehensive investment project, considering that the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the city of Krasnoyarsk are at the core of the country’s industries related to natural resources. Vladimir Putin said he supports the idea, but it needs to be reviewed by the Government.
Other topics discussed at the meeting included the environment, rapid city transit and preparations for the Winter Universiade to take place in Krasnoyarsk in 2019.