Donetsk, Nov 1 — DAN. The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions are expected to show high economic growth rates after the end of the special military operation, said head of the Russian parliament committee on industry and trade Vladimir Gutenev. 

“The work done, the ties between enterprises across Russia and ongoing cross-sector collaboration suggest that when peace comes, we’ll see explosive economic growth in these territories which regrettably still lack human resources, ” TASS quoted Gutenev as saying.

Thanks to support measures, one can see a spurt in the revival of industry in the new regions. In 2023, 41 companies launched operation in these territories while last year, 100 companies were launched. “It’s a large number; they weren’t built from scratch as the Donetsk macro region has very serious industrial, educational and research facilities, ” the lawmaker said.

Russian authorities are trying integrate Donbass enterprises in the national fabric cooperation in the country, he said.

Earlier reports on Wednesday said that wages had increased in the DPR industrial sector.*jk