Moscow, July 27 (IANS) The unique features of Russia’s 11 regions of the Far East in terms of their potential, tourist opportunities and cultural traditions will be on display from September 3 to 8 at an exhibition being organised as part of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.
The exhibition “Far East Street”, featuring the constituent entities of the Far Eastern Federal District (FEFD) and federal executive authorities, will be held on the embankment along Ajax Bay, a scenic attraction of Russia.
The EEF is being hosted by Russian President from September 4 to 6, and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Chief Guest. IANS will be the media partner of the event.
The EEF presents a major platform for discussing the strategy for developing political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the Asia Pacific.
During the exhibition, being organised by the Roscongress Foundation, a socially-oriented non-financial development institution, all the regions participating will look to acquaint guests with potential investment projects.
This year, the Republic of Buryatia and the Transbaikal Territory, which were included in the FEFD in 2018 in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, will be taking part in the event for the first time, according to a statement issued by the EEF and Roscongress Foundation.
The Republic of Buryatia, in particular, will present the Ka-226T and Mi-171A2 helicopters manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
With the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, the exhibition will feature the Taiga Crafts Festival and a fish market where visitors can learn more about the cuisine of Far East regions.
The Far Eastern Federal University will present the ‘Russky Island: Youth. Science. Innovation.’ pavilion.
Young scientists from FEFU and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with representatives of state corporations and major IT companies will talk about research and promising developments capable of becoming pilot projects as part of state-owned engineering corporations currently being established on Russian Island.
The pavilion of the Ministry of Natural Resources will have interactive zones called ‘Subsoil Resources of the Far East’, ‘Forests of the Far East’, and ‘Ecology’ at which visitors will be able to learn about key investment projects and facilities in the Far Eastern Federal District.
Projects will also be presented on the development of ecological tourism and ways to enhance the investment appeal of specially protected natural territories in the Far East.
The Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East and the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic will present the ‘Far Eastern Village’ exhibition.
Guests will be interactively introduced to the most promising projects implemented as part of the ‘Far Eastern Hectare’ programme. There will also be a fair featuring products from the Hectares.
Visitors of the Far Eastern Village will be acquainted with support measures provided to participants of the Far Eastern Hectare and with the preferential 2 per cent mortgage lending rate.
The constituent entities of the Far Eastern Federal District will feature daily concert programmes at Far East Street. Screenings of Russian box-office films will take place in the open venue with the support of the Ministry of Culture. An evening of Indian cinema has also been planned.
In addition, there will be a charm and talent contest called ‘The Beauty of the Far East’ and a contest called ‘Far East Street Master Chef’.
The exhibition’s sports section will have the sailing regatta, the International Mas-Wrestling Tournament, and the Far Eastern Territories’ Games – sporting competitions featuring the participation of representatives of the federal authorities and the constituent entities of the Far East Federal District.
A separate pavilion will feature the site of the Go Federation of Russia – ‘Developing the Far East With Go’. It will host the international go tournament for the 5th Eastern Economic Forum Cup.
Finally, all those wishing to meet GTO standards can do so in the Ministry of Sports Pavilion.
The exhibition will be open to EEF guests and participants from 3 to 6 September, with 7 September planned for a social day aimed at large families, seniors, veterans, and representatives of youth organisations; the exhibition will be open to all comers on 8 September. Last year, approximately 70,000 people visited Far East Street.
The Eastern Economic Forum is held annually with the objective of facilitating the accelerated development of the Russian Far East’s economy and expanding international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region in accordance with the Executive order of the President of the Russian Federation of May 19, 2015.
The Roscongress Foundation, a major organiser of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events, was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image.
One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas.
It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.
The Foundation’s events draw more than 80,000 participants each year from 203 countries, with more than 10,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues.
The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with economic partners from 93 countries worldwide.