Siberian Governors signed an agreement on biotechnology development
Leaders of seven Siberian regions signed an agreement on cooperation of the regions in biotechnology development on Thursday in Novosibirsk within the Technoprom 2016 Forum.
The document was signed by the Novosibirsk Region Governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, Omsk Region Governor Victor Nazarov, Tomsk Region Governor Sergey Zhvachkin, Krasnoyarsk Region Governor Victor Tolokonsky, Irkutsk Region Governor Sergey Levchenko, Head of the Altai Territory Alexander Karlin, and First Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo Region Maxim Makin.
Regions join their efforts to develop biomedicine, pharmaceutics, agricultural technologies, energy, ecology, etc.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District Nikolay Rogozhkin noted that the interaction of several regions is required to implement projects in the field of biotechnology, agricultural technologies and pharmaceutical production.
‘Joining the efforts of Siberian Federal District regions will enable us to identify similar problems and to find ways of solving them,’ he said.
Earlier it was reported that the Siberian Biotech Initiative cluster was established at the Technoprom 2015 Forum; within the association, the Altai territory, Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions will be engaged in biomedical engineering, and the Altai territory and Novosibirsk region - in agricultural technologies.
In addition, the cluster will deal with technologies for forestry in the Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories, and with forestry in the Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions.