Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex Project to Be Showcased at the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
In late January, Vladivostok will host the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum at the Far Eastern Federal University’s site. The meeting of the organization for inter-parliamentary cooperation of Asia-Pacific region (APR) will take place for the first time in the Russian Far East. The 21st session of the APPF will be chaired by Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council.
The Primorye capital investment project fair showcasing the construction of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Bolshoi Kamen will be organized as part of the international forum. Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center aims to start vessel construction at the new facility by the close of 2013. At the moment, equipment foundations, cast-in-place concrete floor and storm sewer works in the hull fabrication workshop are about to be completed. Installation of ventilation and heating system is underway. Interior finishing works, electrical network and lighting installation in the amenities complex near completion. Pipe routing in the wiring ducts and ventilation system and installation of outside utilities are ongoing. Installation of the unique equipment of the German company IMG supporting the production of vessel structures weighing up to 300 tons and vessels with a launching weight up to 13 thousand tons will start in the spring.
Russia approved the shipbuilding development project spanning the 18-year period. The federal budget will dedicate from 27 to 60 billion rubles to realize the goal of upgrading the shipbuilding industry. At the government meeting chaired by Dmitry Medvedev, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, designated Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex as “the growth point” in the Far East.
The meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum will take place in Vladivostok from January 27 to 30. Delegations from over 20 APR nations will attend it.
Broadening of cooperation between the member countries for the benefit of peace and stability in Asia Pacific, promotion of trade and investments, establishment of regional partnership in the areas of environment protection, combating transnational crime and terrorism, and cultural and educational exchange are announced as the APPF goals.