Part of the state programme Socioeconomic Development of the Far East and the Baikal Region. The programme is aimed at removing infrastructure restrictions for economic advancement and upgrading living standards, creating conditions for the development of processing industries with the use of modern technologies and innovations adapted to the Kurile Islands, and at modernising social infrastructure facilities.
The programme was drafted by the Ministry for the Development of the Far East.
The concept of the federal targeted programme Socioeconomic Development of the Kurile Islands (Sakhalin Region),2016-2025 (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) was endorsed by the Government’s Directive №2572-r of 17 December 2014. The Programme is part of the state programme Socioeconomic Development of the Far East and the Baikal Region.
The Ministry for the Development of the Far East is the government-ordering customer and coordinator of the Programme.
The Programme is aimed at the comprehensive development of the economy, infrastructure and social sphere, with a view to ensuring attractive conditions for the economic activities and daily life of the population on the Kurile Islands.
The objectives of the programme for 2016-2025:
- construction of cargo-and-passenger ships and helicopters for failsafe air and sea cargo-and-passenger traffic between the Kurile Islands and the Island of Sakhalin, the mainland and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
- reconstruction of road infrastructure facilities on the Island of Kunashir;
- development of a modern system for assessing threats and warning about natural disasters;
- ensuring the functioning of communications on the Kurile Islands as part of Russia’s uniform telecommunications network;
- construction of modern housing and utilities on the islands of Kunashir, Paramushir, Iturup and Shikotan;
- modernisation of energy infrastructure facilities;
- construction (renovation) of social infrastructure facilities; development of the tourist potential of Kurile Island.
The Programme’s implementation is expected:
- to remove infrastructure restrictions for economic advancement and upgrading living standards;
- to create conditions for the development of processing industries with the use of modern technologies and innovations adapted to the Kurile Islands;
- to modernise social infrastructure facilities.
The Programme will be implemented in 2016-2025 (first stage: 2016-2020; second stage: 2021-2025).
The Government reviewed and approved the Programme at its meeting on 23 July 2015.