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INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

Labor potential
Territorial potential
Nature and resourse potential

 

 

LABOR POTENTIAL
Permanent population of the municipal community is 81,9 thousands, including 50,3 thousands who live in the town of Kingisepp, 11,2 thousand residents of the town of Ivangorod and 20,4 thousands of countryside dwellers. Permanent population of the community decreases in number. Nevertheless, over the last 5 years birthrate in the community demonstrates a sustained growth Ц from 505 newborn is 1999 up to 580-670 in 2004-2005.


In 1997-1998 the natural loss of population was offset by its mechanical growth. Over the last years, inflow of migrants to the community decreased, through the migration balance is so far positive. The population growth due to migration since 1991 equaled, as of 01.01.2005, 6,7 thousand people.


As of 01.01.2005, 62% of the community residents are in economically active age. In the recent years this share is at a constant level.


The Kingisepp district has a high labor potential. 52% of labor resources are engaged in economy of the community. As of 01.01.2005, the level of registered unemployment equaled 1,5%. Majority of the employed are engaged in:
- industry Ц 36,7%
- social sphere Ц 36,9%
- agriculture Ц 7,9%

Despite a high level of employment, enterprises of the community have a "staff hunger". As of 01.01.2004, there are 129 vacancies in the Center for Population Employment, including 110 proposals for different kinds of workers.
According to a forecast, the demand for such specialists as repair mechanic, electric and gas welder, electrical fitter, metal- and wood-processing machinery operator and driver would remain stable for the next years.

 

TERRITORIAL POTENTIAL

At the time the territorial plan is having been developed that will define industrial, farmland, living and rest zones of the district.

 

NATURAL AND RESOURCE POTENTIAL

The Kingisepp Municipal district has reach diversified natural resources, phosphorites, lime, dolomites, turf, clay and sand being the most important. Availability of natural recourses determines the prospects of development industries based upon their use.

Volumes of mineral resources are as follows:
- clay Ц 1,808 thousand cub.m.;
- construction sand Ц 132,152 thousand cub.m.;
- lime Ц 5,590 thousand cub.m.;
- phosphorites Ц 255,405 thousand cub.m.;
- glass-melting sand Ц 30,767 thousand cub.m.;
- cladding materials Ц 416 thousand cub.m.;
- construction stone Ц 13,778 thousand cub.m.

The region also has considerable reserves of recoverable resources Ц waste products of industrial production.

Territory of the region is heavily water-logged Ц marshes cover almost 12% of the area. The upland sphagnum bogs are prevailing. The biggest are the Pyatnitzky Mokh, the Bolshoy Mokh, the Kurovitskoye, the Kurgalskoye, the Krikkovskoye. Permanent processes water-logging and peat-growing result in availability of commercial peat fields Ц 125,226 thousand cub.m. Ц which are extensively used both in fuel industry, in agriculture, as well as in other industries.

About one half of the region territory are lands of the forestry fund. Total area of the timberland is 173 thousand hectares. One half of the forests at the region territory serve for protection, the second half are the forests of commercial timber harvesting in a sparing regimen.

Despite a big reserve of the old and over-mature growth in the territory, the annual utilization of major harvesting equals such volume of timber, that does not exceed the size of estimated logging block, i.e. the annual stand growth. The annual tree-planting in the region is performed at the area of 410 hectares.

A considerable share (53%) of the timberland accounts for the forests of I group, which is due to bank-protection role of the forests in the region. With a considerable area covered by forests the percentage of forest lands is 51%.

Territory of the region has a developed drainage network belonging to the Baltic Sea basin. Main rivers are the Narva, the Luga, the Sista, the RossonТ. The Luga river goes though Luzhsky, Volosovsky, Kingisepp district and inflows to the Luzhskaya Guba of the Gulf of Finland. At the gulf inflow the Luga river is 400 meters wide. It is connected with the Narva river by the RossonТ canal, which changes its direction of flow around the year: during the Luga flood is flows to the Narva, and in the high water period at the Narva it flows to the Luga river.

There are 11 lakes in the region, the biggest are the Kopanskoye, the Lipovskoye, the Beloye, the Glubokoye, the Babinskoye, the Khabolovskoye. The Khabolovskoye and the Muraveiskoye Lakes have sopropel reserves Ц 2,180 and 460 thousand cub.m. accordingly.

The region possesses a big fishing fund. The biggest reserves of fish are in the Gulf of Finland, where there is commercial fishing. Fish reserves of rivers and lakes are much less and not involved in commercial operation. By estimates, potential of the fishing resources is high.