The Governor Alexander Moor stated that during his meeting with the representatives of Korean delegation headed by the Minister-Counsellor, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in the Russian Federation, Kim Dong Young, on Friday, December 6.
The Governor briefly introduced the Tyumen region and told the Consul General about its economic development and investment attractiveness for foreign businesses.
Alexander Moor stressed that the region’s Government focuses not only on the development of industry, but research, education, medical and cultural projects as well.
He also spoke of four agreements concluded as a part of Tyumen delegation’s visit to Korea in January, 2019. These agreement were made with Severance Clinic, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Junglim Architecture Co. Ltd. The latter is involved in design and construction of the Tyumen Expo Centre. The agreements with Severance Clinic and Bundan Clinic were made for training medical staff and introducing advanced Korean technologies in Tyumen medical institutions.
“We are very interested in the implementation of joined projects with medical companies. The cooperation between the Tyumen region and the Republic of Korea in humanitarian and economic areas has increased noticeably,” noted the Governor.
“We are interested in developing mutually beneficial cooperation with the Republic of Korea. We can offer our Korean partners participation in joined projects in petrochemistry, such as production and processing of polypropylene, in oil and gas engineering, shipbuilding and ship repair, as well as in education, health care, tourism development, and hospitality,” stressed the Governor.
The Minister-Counsellor, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in the Russian Federation, Kim Dong Young thanked Alexander Moor for the meeting and noted Tyumen’s high position in the rating of cities in terms of quality of life.
“It is my first visit to Tyumen. I can see that the city is well-organized and developed. It feels warm and cozy here,” said the Consul General. Kim Dong Young also noted that the Tyumen region became South Korea’s key partner, in particular, due to the only Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Russia, based in Tyumen.
According to the Ural Customs Administration, the Tyumen region’s turnover of foreign trade with the Republic of Korea grew by 7.5 times in 2018 and amounted to $174,799,060 (with $4,908,020 of export and $169,891,040 of import). As for the three quarters of 2019, the turnover amounted to $143,921,800, consisting of $608,570 of export and $143,313,230 of import.
The Tyumen region supplies the Republic of Korea with oil, oil products, timber and wood products. Most of the import accounts for boilers, equipment, mechanical devices, and ferrous metals products.
Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region
Источник: Пресс-служба губернатора Тюменской области