The Eurasian Diamond Centre was opened under the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum on 2 September. Alrosa’s products will be available to customers from Asia-Pacific Region from this day forth. Head of Yakutia Egor Borisov and Presidential Envoy in the Far East Yury Trutnev participated in the official ceremony.
“Russia is today one of the world’s leaders in diamond production. That said, our diamonds go abroad and are sold in other countries, where gem-cutting is made. I convince that advantages of Russia should be used”, – Yury Trutnev said.
While Alrosa’s CEO Andrey Zharkov introduced this project, he said that the agreement with the first partner, a company from India, has already been reached. The 25 million dollars contract was signed at the forum.
“We need to learn how to sell diamonds, make cut diamonds and jewelry. We should create more and more workplaces. This is why I express my gratitude to the Alrosa’s headquarters who supported the proposal of the Russian Government and realized this project”, – the Envoy said.
The opening of the center is an important event for the diamond industry as well as Russia and Yakutia, the head of republic Egor Borisov claimed.
“China and Asia-Pacific region’s markets welcome the company. We are waiting for new clients”, – he mentioned. According to him, it will allow to increase sales and diamond production.
Alrosa’s project is the platform for international trade and processing of precious stones. The diamond cluster will include companies on diamond mining and sales, cut diamond producers, gemological laboratories, banks, insurance companies, specialized carriers and government agencies such as specialized customs post and state control.
Eurasian Diamond Center will be located on the territory of Vladivostok’s free port. Domestic diamond production companies and major purchasers are here – Asia-Pacific region including China and Hong Kong.