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The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

 

The Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation

 

The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

 

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

 

The Federal Air Transport Agency

 

The State Nuclear Power Corporations "ROSATOM"

 

The State Commission for Arctic Development

 

The Council for the Development of the Far East, Arctic and Antarctic under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

 

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Summary and recommendations of the participants of the Northern Sea Route's Association (NSRA)'s conference on the subject:

 

" The Northern Sea Route and the Arctic territories of the Russian Federation. The main lines of development and international cooperation". The Conference was held online on 22 April 2021.

 

1. Uncertainty in forecasts of the cargo flow in the Northern Sea Route's waters.

 

While forecasting the cargo flow in accordance with the basic scenario, the forecast shall proceed from the coordinated project documentations for the development of the deposits. It is also necessary to conduct integrated risk assessments of untimely implementation of projects keeping in mind the sufficiency of the resource base necessary for ensuring the adopted production capacity, readiness of technological decisions for manufacturing of the declared production, readiness of technological infrastructure, readiness of the off-loading seaport terminals, readiness of the cargo fleet, readiness of the harbor vessels, readiness of the transshipment capacities for shuttle schemes, availability of the icebreakers linear support.

 

2. Uncertainty in the forecast of the maritime navigation intensity in the NSR's waters.

While forecasting the maritime navigation intensity in the NSR's waters according to the basic scenario, the forecast shall proceed from the composition of the available fleets, fleets being under construction and ensured by relevant construction contracts; and ships with the required deadweight and ice class that are available on freight market.

 

3. Uncertainty in estimations of icebreakers fleets' capacities in  ensuring year-round navigability in the Eastern part of the Northern Sea Route.

 

It is necessary to recommend the State Nuclear Power Corporations "ROSATOM" the following in order to determine the demand for the development of the nuclear icebreakers fleets: to evaluate the existing number of the nuclear icebreakers. which can be involved in ensuring the year-round  navigability of the Eastern Part of the Northern Sea Route within the projects of PJSC NOVATEK, PJSC "NK "Rosneft", AEON Corporation, Rusatom Cargo etc. for the period up to 2035 keeping in mind the icebreakers' use under the contractual obligations in the Gulf of Ob, Yenisei Bay and on the Yenisei river.

 

4. To recommend to consider a possibility of an expansion of the maritime navigation zone through the NSR to the Laptev Sea from the Cape Chelyuskin to the Khatanga Bay.

 

5. To recommend to consider a matter of cancellation of Decision of State Commission for Radiofrequencies under the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation GKRTs № 18-4703 on restrictions that affect the use of satellite equipment on merchant ships and ships used for developing the maritime navigation through the NSR.

 

6. To recommend to consider a matter of obtaining of a status of a resident of the Russian Arctic Zone by the communities of the Indigenous Ethnic Minorities of the North. This is required in order to preserve their traditional lifestyle and to ensure that they will obtain preferences and benefits along with other commercial structures.

 

7. It is recommended to address the pointed question with the flight personnel faced by the Polar aviation.

 

8. The process of obtaining tourist visas by foreign tourists and crews of foreign cruise liners shall be made as easy as possible in order to develop international cruise tourism through the Northern Sea Route.

 

9. Information on the Murmansk-Vladivostok optical fiber transmission system' main line as a part of implementation of the Polar Express project shall be taken into account.  The line will be run, among other things, to ports of the NSR and the Russian Far East. The Polar Express project would constitute a strong stepping-stone in the development of international business in the Russian Arctic and  the Russian Far East and will gradually integrated in the global communications infrastructure.

 

10. The 2021-2024 Scientific Programme of Joint Work of the Arctic Expeditions by the NSRA's Russian and Foreign Partners shall be taken into account. Information on joint international projects to be carried out within the Russian Federation's chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023 shall also be taken into account.

 

Forthcoming events

Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation Federal service for Hydrometeorology and monitoring environment SSC RF "Arctic and Antarctic research center Institute».

Long-term ice forecasts for the Arctic seas for the second half of navigation (August-October) 2020.

16-th of April, 2020 NSR association conference information and NSR council meeting under Arthur Chilingarov chairmanship on March, 14 in Naryan -Mar city, Nenets district.

Welcome to Russian and foreign NSR association partners and friends to join to the previous and updated events

Welcome to Russian and foreign NSR association partners and friends to join to the previous and updated events where we are involved in November -December, 2019.

A Conference of the Northern Sea Route Association will be held in March 2020.

We invite you to attend the Conference "Northern Sea Route - a path to development of business and an international consensus" that will be held by the Northern Sea Route Association in Moscow in March 2020.

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