Valentina Matvienko Speaks Highly of FEFU Construction Progress

Valentina Matvienko Speaks Highly of FEFU Construction Progress
13.01.2012
During her trip to Vladivostok, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko visited Russky Island, where the construction of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) is nearing the final phase, with Crocus Group acting as general contractor.
  
The Speaker of the Federation Council took a look at FEFU’s presidential and standard student rooms as well as the canteen. Then she was shown the 900-seat conference center which would host the major events of the international APEC forum in September 2012 and the 1200m long granite embankment of the campus with waterfalls and fountains.

As emphasized by Matvienko V.I, Far Eastern Federal University would be a dual-purpose facility: an international-level university campus and the site of the APEC 2012 Summit. Besides, these unique buildings and infrastructure would host guests of the 21st Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in 2013. An agreement to hold it in Russia in Vladivostok had been reached by Valentina Matvienko the day before in Tokyo.

Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko spoke highly of the scale and speed of FEFU construction. As noted by the Speaker of the Federation Council, most importantly, these facilities would make the life of Primorians comfortable: FEFU would provide space for an arboretum with a collection of rare tree species, recreation and sport areas to be located across more than 54 hectares of the Island, and a modern medical  center. The center of the campus and a 150-bed clinic would be available to Vladivostok citizens.

“All conditions are in place for Vladivostok to become the center of political and economic cooperation with the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The new infrastructure facilities must be used to improve the living standards of the region’s population”, - said Valenitna Ivanovna in conclusion.

Today 11.5 thousand workers are involved in the construction on Russky Island. Exterior and interior finishing works and land improvements are still in progress. All facilities are delivered ahead of schedule.