Delegation of Tochigi Prefecture (Japan) headed by Tomikazu Fukuda, Governor, was in Kaluga Region on October 16, 2018 on a working visit. The purpose of the visit consists in familiarizing with economic and investment potential of the region, establishing cooperation links with local business community and developing academic and tourism exchange programs.
Delegation from Japan met with Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region. “Meaningful dialogue is developing between our countries. For its part, Kaluga Region promotes development of all initiatives in various sectors,” – Anatoly Artamonov said.
In his turn, Tomikazu Fukuda thanked for warm welcome offered by representatives of Kaluga Region. “During the first day of our visit we saw that modern production facilities and logistics centers are concentrated in Kaluga Region. We have opportunities to cooperate in economy, education and tourism. I am confident that our visit will become the first important step in developing inter-regional cooperation,” – Tomikazu Fukuda underlined.
It should be reminded that in June 2018 Anatoly Artamonov visited Tochigi with working visit. A decision was made that Tomikazu Fukuda, Governor, will visit Kaluga Region with reciprocal visit.
Two-day program of the visit includes visits of industrial parks of Kaluga Region – Vorsino, Rosva and Grabtsevo, as well as plants located in their territory. The delegation will get familiarized with operations of Telemetry, Kaluga Research and Production Association, which is one of leaders at the market of development and production of electronic service and antitheft car systemsв (Pandora alarm systems and Pandect immobilizers).
Foreign trade volume between Kaluga Region and Japan amounted to USD 205.4 mln over the period from January to July 2018 (2.6-fold growth as compared to the same period of 2017). Share of Japan in the foreign trade volume of Kaluga Region over the period from January to July 2018 amounted to 5.4%, and the one in the foreign trade with the countries outside CIS amounted to 5.9%.
Investment project of PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Alliance is implemented in Kaluga Region to manufacture cars (PCMA Rus OOO) with 30% participation of Japanese Corporation. Toyota Tsusho RUS OOO implements project to organize storage complex for delivery of automotive components (bumpers) to PCMA Rus plant.
On September 3, 2018, first test cargo from Japan to Russia via Trans-Siberian railway arrived to Freight Village Vorsino container terminal. The test delivery was performed within the framework of an agreement between Russian Railways OAO and the Ministry of Transport of Japan aiming to increase the volume of Japanese goods deliveries in multi-modal transportation mode via Far-Eastern Russian ports and Trans-Siberian railway.