Governor of Krasnoyarsky krai Victor Tolokonsky, has participated in a joint meeting of Russian Federal Presidium of the Expert Council on Arctic and Antarctic during a working visit to Moscow. The council was chaired by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, chairman of the State Commission on the Development of the Arctic, Dmitry Rogozin.
Since development of the Arctic zone is one of the priorities of Russia's economic policy, the meeting participants discussed the issues of legislative support of its economic and social development, including a draft federal law "On the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation" and the participation of the Russian Federation and municipal entities that are part of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, International Arctic Forum.
During the meeting, Viktor Tolokonsky has received lead of the Northern Forum from Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Egor Borisov, the former chair of the Northern Forum. This organization is designed to solve the problems of the northern regions to attract joint cooperation, including in the international sphere, the protection of the Arctic environment, improving the quality of life and sustainable development of northern peoples.
In his speech, Mr. Tolokonsky has supported adoption of the Russian Federation Act on the Arctic region and expressed its readiness to actively develop the Northern Forum as chair. Krasnoyarsky krai as a part of the Arctic zone, is actively involved in the problems indicated in the Strategy for Development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and maintenance of national Security for the period up to 2020.
In addition, during his working visit to Moscow, Governor took part in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Federal Air Transport Agency at the head of the agency Alexander Neradko with representatives of PJSC "Norilsk Nickel". The meeting discussed the reconstruction of the airport city of Norilsk. Given the priority of air service Norilsk and surrounding areas, were considered the best solutions to the problem with the least financial and resource costs, strict compliance with the terms of the project on reconstruction, optimal route network and the coordination of passenger traffic during the period of reconstruction of the airport, including the use of air courts of small aircraft in 2017 and possibly in 2018.