Amur Region is the territory of great prospects. It offers large investment opportunities. The region has a unique geographic location. Its administrative center, the city of Blagoveshchensk, is located opposite the Chinese city of Heihe. Two cities of the two states are separated only by the Amur River. Together with our Chinese partners, we have built an international road bridge across the Amur. At present, we are building a cross-border cable car – this project is the world's first!
Historically, the region has been known as the agricultural "breadbasket" of the Far East. Each year, we produce more than a million tons of soybean, introduce new lands into circulation, actively develop animal husbandry and agricultural processing.
Another of our traditional industries is gold mining. The Amur Region ranks sixth in terms of gold production.
The commissioning of the Power of Siberia gas trunkline has marked a new stage in regional development. Through the implementation of large investment projects and exports to the APAC, we managed to establish a gas chemical cluster.
In 2021, the first technological line of the Amur Gas Processing Plant was launched. Upon reaching full capacity, the plant will become one of the largest natural gas processing facilities in the world and the largest helium producer.
The second element of the gas triad, the Amur Gas Chemical Complex for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene, is being actively built. In 2022, the construction of the Amur Methanol Plant will commence.
An important milestone in the development of the region was the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
In the Amur Region, we do our best to provide comfort both for residents and visitors!
Belogorsk, Zeya, Raichikhinsk, Svobodny, Tynda, Shimanovsk
Amur, Bureya, Zeya, Selemzha
Sharply continental with monsoon features. The distinctive features of the regional nature are primarily contrasts: in the north, there are mountains and fast mountain rivers, a harsh and cold climate, permafrost taiga soils, the predominance of flora and fauna of taiga forests; in the south, there are plains and a milder climate with cold winters, but warm and even hot summers, deep rivers with a smooth flow
361.9 thousand km2.
781 846 people
include the Baikal-Amur Mainline, the Trans-Siberian Mainline, and the Amur Highway. The transport network of China can be accessed via the border bridge over the Amur River located near the cities of Blagoveshchensk (Russia) and Heihe (China)
The Amur Region has a diversified economy including such industries as agriculture and forestry, mining, manufacturing, production and distribution of electricity, gas, and water, transport, communications, construction, and others
The facade of the pavilion is clad with decorative composite panels/wood structures and complemented with greenery. The main features are the geometric precision of the pattern and composition of backlit panels.
The geometry of the pavilion expresses the idea of polysynthesis – the unity of agriculture, gas processing, tourism, space and power industries.
The pavilion symbolizes a non-standard approach to solving regional problems.
The main topic of the exhibition stand is "Amur Region: Sustainable Development Economy". It showcases the results of creating centers of economic growth, promising investment initiatives, as well as successful and significant business projects that create a space for a comfortable life.
The displays on the first floor are dedicated to the successfully developing agro-industrial complex. The visitors can learn about the success stories of local producers and get information about prospective projects.
The export potential of the region, including the export geography and the best export products that gained popularity in foreign markets, is also presented here. Tourism is a national priority of the country and one of the "growth points" of our region, so every visitor will be offered a tour. Using VR technologies, they can visit tourist attractions, experience the amazing nature of our region, get a closer look at the sights and large-scale projects that create a unique tourist space.
The displays on the second floor focus on the gas processing industry. The interactive installation of the gas chemical cluster of the Amur Region, which will become one of the most powerful in the country, demonstrates the entire journey of gas from its production sites to key plants, highlighting the promising investment projects.
The third floor is a business meeting space and a recreation area where you can enjoy a beautiful view from the windows and balcony.
You can disconnect from reality and enter the world of music by attending an immersive concert – live music will be broadcasted directly into the audience's headphones. This incredible experience is a must-do for everyone!
There are close to
365 sunny days per year in the Amur Region.
Blagoveshchensk is located
at the same latitude as Sochi.
At the beginning of the 20th century, guests of the capital, could hail
a real Chinese rickshaw.
The Amur Region is currently implementing
the world's only cable car connecting two states.
Until the end of the 1980s, the frontier city of Blagoveshchensk
was a restricted area.
In the 19th century, camel caravans on the roads of the region
were a common sight.
The capital of the Amur Region is
the only administrative center of Russia located on the state border.
The Amur Region annually produces
more than 20 tons of gold.
"I'm in love with the Amur, I would gladly live here for a couple of years,"
Anton Chekhov observed.
The Blagoveshchensk Triumphal Arch was built in 1891
in commemoration of the visit of the future emperor Nicholas II.
This year, as we celebrate the Forum’s 5th anniversary we have an opportunity to look back on everything that has been achieved since 2015. It was the first time when Vladivostok hosted the trendsetters from Russian and international business communities, government officials, foreign dignitaries, researchers, and experts – in other words, everyone who was prepared to cooperate with Russia and work in the Russian Far East; everyone, who was ready to launch new production facilities and develop those already in place; everyone, who aimed to create new jobs, construct roads, housing, and hospitals – namely improve the life of our Eastern territories.
The goals we set 5 years ago appeared unattainable back then. We discussed a broad range of topics: expectations and development prospects, creating new economic regimes and improving the investment climate, passing legislative initiatives and changing legal framework, putting new social infrastructure in place and helping regions reach their potential – in other words, we were talking about the future. Some were hopeful, some remained skeptical, yet there was only one thing that mattered: we were ready to act as one. And today, that future has become our present.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin designated the development of the Far East as a national priority of the entire 21st century. At the behest of the President, a whole new economy is being created in the region. Large companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses can count on tax breaks, administrative preferences, concessional loans, and support from the state development institutions.
A lot has been accomplished during the last 5 years: over 40 legislative initiatives that sustain investment activity and improve the social sphere have been passed; 20 advanced special economic zones and 5 free ports have been put in place. These measures resulted in over 1,780 new investment projects worth over RUB 3.8 trillion, and 230 new enterprises appeared. The government provides targeted infrastructural and financial support to the investors. Over 70 thousand people received free land and now are building houses and farms on their ‘Far Eastern hectares’.
17 different countries invest in the Far East: China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, to name a few. Since 2014, nearly 32% of all direct foreign investment came to our region.
The Far East itself has expanded: Zabaikalsky Krai and the Republic of Buryatia joined the Far Eastern Federal District, while the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East now oversees an additional region: the Russian Arctic Zone.
When it comes to the social sphere, the ‘Unified Subsidy’ mechanism has provided existing measures with additional stimulus. 57 centres of economic growth have received funding for the construction of schools and nurseries, hospitals as well as medical and obstetric stations, cultural centres and sports facilities. These centres are home to over 80% of Far Easterners.
A fair amount of good work has been done. Economic growth in the FEFD exceeds 4%, which is two times greater than the Russian national average. However, we are now faced with another objective: increasing economic growth in the Russian Far East to 6% per year. We also must figure out how to improve the quality of life in the Russian Far East and in the Arctic so that it exceeds the Russian national average. These objectives have been set by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Our goal is to make the Russian Far East more accessible to investors and comfortable for the people that live here, providing them with the confidence that their dreams will become a reality in the nearest future.
Many topics that were brought up at previous Forums ended up serving as the foundation for the development and passing of legislation, the implementation of new business support measures, and the improvement of the Far East’s social welfare. I am confident that this Forum will continue contributing to the open dialogue between businesses and authorities, experts and researchers, sociologists and demographers.
I would like to wish Forum guests and participants all the best. The Russian Far East is open for cooperation: we value each partner, every opinion and every initiative that helps develop our country!