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A challenging task for Yakutia

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Gavril Kirillin

The national project ‘International Cooperation and Export’ sets objective for Yakutia to achieve an increase in non-primary exports to one billion dollars by 2024, and by 2032 - to one and a half billion dollars, said Gavril Kirillin, Minister for External Relations and Peoples Affairs, during the live telecast of the Sakha State TV and Radio Company.

In 2017, non-primary exports from Yakutia amounted to $ 250 million, this figure should increase fourfold in the next five to six years. “This is a challenging task set by the head of the republic. Currently, growth points in this area are diamonds, products of the agro-industrial complex, tourism and educational services,” said Gavril Kirillin.

According to him, the Verkhne-Munskoye field will support industrial exports, the launch of the diamond-cutting cluster as part of the 'Kangalassy' ADZ will give new impetus to the supply of polished stones to the Russian and international markets.

Much attention will be paid to the products of the agro-industrial complex for export - meat, fish and wild plants; the 'Made in Yakutia' brand will be promoted.

“Recently, we have been talking a lot about the export of IT services, we already have quite many such enterprises. We will continue to work with them to achieve the planned figure,” added Kirillin.

Earlier it was reported that in the first nine months of 2018, Yakutia ranked second in the Far Eastern Federal District in terms of total exports and fifth in the export of non-primary non-energy goods.

In the ranking of regions of the Russian Federation in terms of exports, the republic is on the 17th line. From January to September, Yakutia exported non-primary non-energy goods in the amount of $ 190 million.

By 2024 the volume of non-primary non-energy exports of Russia is expected to reach $ 250 billion, an increase by half compared with 2017.