Alexander Burkov presented the largest investment projects of the Omsk region in the Federation Council, including projects of the Avangard SEZ
Today, October 3, within the framework of the Days of the Omsk region, which are held in the upper house of the parliament of the Russian Federation, the head of the region met with the chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy Andrey Kutepov.
The head of the Committee emphasized that the initiatives of the regions, which are considered in the Federation Council, are further developed in almost 100% of cases.
“When you come and we support this or that investment project, it means that it will be implemented in the near future. If some regional proposals need to be discussed more widely with ministries and departments that could provide support in their competence, the senators are ready to assist the constituent entities of the Federation in this,” Andrey Kutepov emphasized.
The governor of the Omsk region told the head of the relevant committee about the implementation of investment projects aimed at the integrated development of the Omsk region and Siberia as a whole. Alexander Burkov noted that the region has one of the longest borders after the Orenburg region with the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is 4 thousand km. There are 4 automobile, 1 river, 2 railway and 1 air crossings in the Omsk region.
“Taking into account the fact that Russia has turned to the countries of the Central Asian region in terms of logistics, we have a proposal to reconstruct border checkpoints as part of a public-private partnership. The solution of this issue is important not only for our region, but for the whole country,” Alexander Burkov emphasized.
At an extended meeting of the Committee on Economic Policy, Dmitry Ushakov, First Deputy Chairman of the Regional Government, spoke about industrial import-substituting industries on the territory of the Avangard special economic zone, projects in the field of agro-industrial complex and logistics, as well as major infrastructure projects, including the construction of the Omsk international airport – Fedorovka and the Northern bypass.
Alexander Burkov stressed that Omsk badly needs a new airport. Its construction is planned under a concession agreement. The cost of the project is more than 36 billion rubles.
“Due to the fact that the current airport is located within the city, we were unable to give permission for the construction of the school, since it fell into the seventh subzone of the airfield territory. There were cases when the transport prosecutor’s office, for the same reason, tried to stop the construction of a kindergarten, which was already 95% completed. The removal of the airport is necessary from the point of view of ecology and safety, as well as to increase passenger and cargo traffic. As for cargo transportation from China, Omsk has the best great circle if you fly to the western part of Russia. In this sense, the airport is needed not only by the Omsk region, but also by the country as a whole. We want to include this project in the Comprehensive Plan for the Development of the Main Infrastructure,” said Alexander Burkov following the results of the committee.
The head of the region clarified that about 17 billion rubles are required from the federal budget to implement the project. Funds are needed for the construction of the airfield and the creation of airfield infrastructure – a runway and a radar system. The remaining funds are ready to be invested by private companies.
Aide to the President of Russia Igor Levitin also spoke about the need to build a new airport at the recent opening of the G-Drive Arena ice palace:
“From the point of view of the development of the transport infrastructure of the region, it is necessary to make a good airport. If we claim to hold high-level events, then the air harbor of the region must be worthy. Logistics is now turning to the East, and the Omsk region is just a transit region on the way to Kazakhstan and China. In this sense, the airport and the Northern Bypass are key projects that must be implemented in the foreseeable future,” he stressed.