Donetsk, Jul 25 — DAN. More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be created in the course of implementation of the first investment projects in the Donetsk People’s Republic, said DPR Acting Economic Development Minister Vladimir Zverkov.

“The Investment Committee has considered eight investment projects; five of them have been granted the status of large projects in housing construction, ” Zverkov told the Donetsk News Agency.” They will help create more than 2,000 jobs, enlarge the housing stock for comfortable living, implement the preferential mortgage loan program and ensure regional food security thanks to increased production of bread and bakery products.”

The projects in question are focused on the construction of housing and industrial and social infrastructure facilities, he said.

In mid-July, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin chaired a session of the regional Investment Committee which reviewed the construction of apartment buildings, a bread baking plant and wholesale/retail market. The authorities are ready to lease land to the developers without competitive building, and Pushilin urged local government bodies to provide maximum assistance to investors.*jk