The Ecotechnopark Shies Project has been excluded from the register of priority investment projects in Arkhangelsk Oblast. Ivan Kulyavtsev, the economic development minister, reported this during the regional government’s online session.
— There has been no construction work on the Ecotechnorpark Shies Project's implementation since June 2019. Thus, due to the termination of actions for the implementation of the investment project, survival of the contract causes the lack of relevance of supporting this investment project, - the official reported.
He added that the government of Arkhangelsk Oblast had already sent a letter to the Technopark LLC (the project's investor) suggesting the termination of the agreement, but there was no response. The agreement has been dissolved unilaterally due to this.
The Ministry of Economic Development of Arkhangelsk Oblast excluded the Ecotechnorpark Shies Project from the regional register of investment projects on June 3, 2020. The notification was sent to the investor's address. The press service of Arkhangelsk Oblast reports that the project is deprived of the advantages that are given to priority investment projects in the region including tax concessions and special conditions for the land lease. On April 15, acting Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast Alexander Tsybulsky opposed the continuation of the construction of the Ecotechnopark Shies in Lensky district.
The construction of the landfill for Moscow waste import began at station Shies on the border of Arkhangelsk Oblast and the Komi Republic in the summer of 2018 without permits. Residents of the region and the neighboring Komi Republic regularly held protest actions, and activists organized duties on the eco-watch (a tent camp near the construction site of the landfill). In December 2019, it became known that Moscow had not included Shies in its territorial waste management scheme for the next 10 years.