Forest industry of the mountainous region: assessment of territorial organization and risks for development (Tuva Republic case study)

Читать на русскоя языкеV.O. Oorzhak
Tuvinian Institute for Exploration of Natural Resources of Siberian Branch of RAS, Kyzyl, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №4 / 2023 р. 97-100

Abstract: Searching for ways to develop the territories along the eastern border of Russia, including mountainous areas, their manufacturing sectors, among them those in the forestry complex, becomes extremely relevant in current conditions due to the sanctions imposed by the Western countries. In keeping with the goals of this paper and based on studying the stages in the development of economic sectors, analysis and synthesis of data from official statistical sources and authorities as well as modeling of future processes in the mining region, it has been established that in such border mountainous regions of the country as the Republic of Tyva do not fully utilize the existing potential and opportunities for the development of manufacturing, exportoriented industries, especially in the timber industry. In particular, it is shown that in this region, half of the territory of which is covered with forests, there exists a significant potential to increase the volume of harvesting, treatment and deep processing of forest resources (including the volumes of timber up to 1500 thousand m³ per year) and the production of high-quality goods, including the export-oriented ones, provided that environmental protection measures are taken and the level of environmental risks is reduced. The formation of the necessary favorable legislative and legal conditions is proposed for the development of the forest industry in a depressive mountainous region.

Keywords: forest industry, mountainous region, manufacturing industries, export-oriented products, the Republic of Tyva, the industry problems, assessment of potential, favorable legislative and legal conditions

Acknowledgments: The work was carried out according to the state order TuvIKOPR SB RAS. Project No.121031300230-2

For citation: Oorzhak V.O. Forest industry of the mountainous region: assessment of territorial organization and risks for development (Tuva Republic case study). Russian Mining Industry. 2023;(4):97–100.

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Received: 20.06.2023

Revised: 24.07.2023

Accepted: 24.07.2023

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Valery Okpan-oolovich Oorzhak – candidate of economic sciences, assistant professor, leading researcher of the Laboratory of Regional Economics, Tuvinian Institute for Exploration of Natural Resources of Siberian Branch of RAS, Kyzyl, Russian Federation; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ORCID ID:


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