29 August 2023

Amur Region’s display at the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition will present the prospects for the development of the Baikal–Amur Mainline

The largest investment projects, the history of the BaikalAmur Mainline construction and the prospects for the development of the BlagoveshchenskHeihe cross-border agglomeration will be presented by Amur Region at the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition to be held on 1017 September as part of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. EEF 2023 is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.    

“The Amur area is the territory of the largest infrastructure projects. For example, it is the famous Baikal–Amur Mainline. It is not an accident that the capital of the Baikal–Amur Mainline, Tynda, is located in Amur Region. Last year, a cross-border bridge between our country and China started operating in Blagoveshchensk. Major investment projects are being implemented in the region. Among them are the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant and the Amur Gas Chemical Complex. One of the most ambitious projects of Russia in the 21st century was the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. One of the most important areas of work is related to the improvement of cities, creation of landscaped comfortable public spaces. For this purpose, among other things, a master plan for Blagoveshchensk is being developed. Our task is to continue to help the region attract investors so that new enterprises are built, highly skilled jobs are created, and the quality of life of people improves,” noted Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister – Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.

“For Amur Region, EEF is one of the most important platforms for promoting the region. Every year at the Forum, we conclude agreements that attract billions of dollars of investment to the region. For example, in 2022 we signed eight agreements worth RUB 30 billion,” said Vasily Orlov, Governor of Amur Region. “Thanks to this, the region is developing, factories, roads, modern residential neighbourhoods, kindergartens and schools are being built. Realising the effectiveness of the venue, we always prepare for the Forum thoroughly. We develop the concept of the pavilion, the programme of meetings and negotiations to make the most of the tremendous opportunities of the EEF. This year, the 165th anniversary of Amur Region will be the centrepiece of our concept. We will showcase our rich history and equally rich prospects,” added Mr. Orlov.

The ground floor of the pavilion will be dedicated to the history of the Baikal–Amur Mainline construction. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of Tynda, the capital of the Baikal–Amur Mainline, and about people important for the construction of the mainline. The Radio BAM’ wall will help to get in touch with the atmosphere of that time, where you can listen to radio broadcasts with music of those times. The romance of railway travel will be immersed in a real compartment, a life-size model of which will be placed in the pavilion. In the centre of the exposition, a train will run along the miniature tracks of the BAM, which will stop at key stations, where their names will be announced and interesting facts about these places will be presented. 

On the first floor of the pavilion, the stand ‘Blagoveshchensk as the Capital of Russian-Chinese Friendship’ will present visitors with photos of unique international sporting and cultural events: Russian-Chinese Winter Sports Festival, Russian-Chinese Culture and Art Fair, and others.  

Guests will also learn about the development of the cross-border agglomeration between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, and the opportunities investment projects in transport and logistics offer to tourists and entrepreneurs. For this purpose, guests are invited to make a virtual journey with the help of the interactive display ‘Gateway to China’.

In addition, a large interactive screen will present the economic and investment potential of the region, including the largest investment projects in the fields of energy and gas chemistry, agriculture and livestock breeding, mining, transport, and logistics.  On the third floor, a recreation and negotiation area will be prepared for visitors.

An art object will be installed next to the pavilion: a xylophone in the shape of the investment symbol of Amur Region. Guests will also be able to get a regional souvenir – a coin with Amur Region’s symbols. In addition, all visitors to the pavilion will have the opportunity to appreciate and purchase products of the ‘Made in Amur Region’ brand. In turn, at the fair of masters, visitors will be able to buy works by Amur masters of arts and crafts in the style of the regional brand, dedicated to the 165th anniversary of Amur Region and the eve of the 50th anniversary of BAM.

The installation near the pavilion will be dedicated to Amur Region’s contribution to the SMO.

Employees of the Medical Academy will present their digital devices that will help in first aid and health monitoring. ‘Smart clothes’ will analyze the composition of human sweat and determine the most important indicators of water-electrolyte balance. Such developments will be able to suggest the level of exertion for athletes and military personnel, including when performing military tasks with the risk of injury. The smart bracelet and smart fob will transmit the biometric and personal medical data of a person.  In case of danger, the device will activate a programme – a manual with step-by-step first aid instructions.

The ‘Far East Street’ exhibition is organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Office of the Presidential Envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District.

The Eastern Economic Forum will be held on 10–13 September 2023 in Vladivostok on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University.


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