The Russian government expects that the coming 15 years will create about 200 thousand jobs in the Arctic, primarily for Russians, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to TASS.
This was announced by the Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Krutikov at the plenary session of the “Arctic: Present and Future” Forum.
“In the next 15 years, we expect the launch of several hundred medium and large projects in the Arctic zone, which will make it possible to create up to 200 thousand new jobs. And these are jobs primarily for Russian citizens,” Krutikov said.
He also added that the Russian government intends to attract people from all over the country to work in the Arctic.
“The Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East and the Arctic will do this. It will annually prepare a long-term forecast of staffing requirements for the Arctic, change the set of specialties together with the regions, modernize the education infrastructure,” added the minister.
Alexander Krutikov says that, in addition to attracting personnel, the authorities are counting on the development of science and technology in the Arctic.
“The rapid growth of economic activity in the Arctic we expect, and the ongoing global climate change create a special demand for the development of science and technology. Together with the Russian Academy of Sciences, we agreed to prepare comprehensive programs for basic and applied research in the interests of the Arctic development,” he explained.