Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Both personally and on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, I would like to greet the participants and guests of the Third Eastern Economic Forum and the Festival of the Street of the Far East.
Holding the Forum has a positive influence on the implementation of plans to develop the Russian Far East, encourages the establishment of business connections and the cooperation of the investment community with Russian business, federal, regional, and local authoritative bodies.
Making sure that the socioeconomic development of the Far East Federal District – is unrivaled — this is one of the priorities of the regional and industrial policy of the country.
Strategies of development of the majority of the Far Eastern Federal District regions include the formation of industry clusters as key points for growth in aerospace, shipbuilding, ore mining and smelting, agricultural, oil and gas, and other sectors of industry.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia traditionally participates in the preparation for and holding of the Eastern Economic Forum. The site of the event provides a great opportunity to discuss pressing questions regarding the general development of the Far East, and the Festival of the Street of the Far East allows the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District to vividly publicize projects both completed and planned, including industrial ones.
To all of the guests and participants, and the organizers of the Forum and the Exhibition — I wish you successful and fruitful work!
In the Far East, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, regional industrial policy provides for the creation and development of industry clusters as key growth points in seven out of the nine regions that constitute the Far Eastern Federal District.
By the end of 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to include on the register not fewer than ten additional industry clusters on the territory of the Far East.
In total, investments made by participants in the industry clusters exceeded 50 billion rubles in 2016. Participants in the industry clusters are implementing a total of 65 joint projects.
The main object at the exhibition is a full-scale model of the work of the Russian aviation industry — the newest civil multipurpose helicopter, Ka-62, which will make its first flight at the end of 2017.
Ka-62 was constructed by 98 designers, more than 400 process specialists and engineers, 170 supervisors, and more than 1,500 of the aviation company's shop-floor workers;
Ka-62 is able to fly in the greatest possible range of climatic and geographic conditions;
The outside air temperature range under which the helicopter can operate is -50°С to +45°С
At temperatures above -35°С, the helicopter is operated without heating the transmission and engine equipment;
Ka-62 is capable of flying under hard weather conditions, including icing;
It is possible to operate Ka-62 from depot aerodromes, oil platforms, and unequipped soil areas;
The Ka-62 can be landed and kept autonomously, outside a hangar.