Media: Russia has offered Japan to build electric and geothermal power station on the South Kuril Islands
Russia also advocated the Japanese side construction of houses for residents of the southern Kurils, and Japan — for creating a system of tourist cruises.
TOKYO, March 31. /Offset. TASS Igor Belyaev/. The Russian side in the framework of joint economic activities on southern Kuriles invited Japan to build a electric and geothermal.
As reported by a major newspaper of Japan “Yomiuri”, such projects, in particular, included in the package handed over to the Japanese side at the last in Tokyo on March 18 consultations with the participation of Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
According to the newspaper, Russia then gave Japan a package of 26 proposals. Japan, in turn, has submitted 30 proposals. “Yomiuri” observes that on many points packages parties coincided: this in particular concerns the construction of plants for the processing of seafood and the construction of geothermal power plants. It is noted that the Russian Federation also advocated the Japanese side construction of houses for residents of the southern Kurils, and Japan — for creating a system of tourist cruises.
The first consultations between Russia and Japan on joint economic activities on southern Kuriles took place in Tokyo on March 18. They took part Morgulov and his Japanese counterpart Takeo Akiba.
Following the talks, the Japanese side noted that the participants of the meeting presented the plans for the concretization of the work on this topic in the fields of medicine, tourism and fisheries
According to Akiba, the parties also agreed to discuss the possibility of visiting the Islands former residents through Charter flights.