Working meeting between Vladimir Putin and Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun

Putin and Kovtun

On 12 January Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun, who briefed the President on the region’s socioeconomic situation and large investment and environmental projects. 

Marina Kovtun has briefed the President on the current situation in Murmansk region. She underlined that social and economic development in the area is stable. She added that there is a positive dynamics in several sectors. According to the governor, regional GDP in 2016 increased by 0,4 percent. Public debts are down, and the region’s 2017 budget is the first in many years without a deficit. 

«More than 7,000 new jobs will be created», she said and highlighted plans projected by Novatek and Rosneft. According to the governor, Novatek will in 2017 start an active phase in development of a center for construction of modules for offshore LNG plants. Rosneft is also expected in 2017 to start an active implementation phase of its projects on development of a coastal supply base for shelf

Working meeting with Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun. Photo:

projects. The overall investments planned by Rosneft in the region amount to an estimated 120 billion rubles by year 2030, while Novatek plans to invest 25 billion rubles, the governor told President Putin.

Last time Kovtun met with the President was in October 2015. Also then, Arctic developments and regional oil and gas developments were high on the agenda. 

The transcript of the meeting in available on the Kremlin's website:


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