Yakutia Advanced Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) has got a new resident. It is the Tusku company, which makes souvenirs, jewellery and interior elements from mammoth tusk. This was reported to the Made in Russia project by the Yakutia Press Centre in Moscow.
Over 10 million rubles of private investments have been invested in the project. This money will be used for the construction of their own building, the purchase of equipment for the organization of the workshop with an annual capacity of 3.5 tons.
The Tusku bone carving plant for four years now is engaged in a full cycle of work, from extraction of raw materials and their processing to the production of finished goods. The assortment of the company includes not only souvenirs, but also interior items, jewelry and accessories, blanks and semi-finished products for jewelry.
The project manager said the goal of the enterprise is to enter foreign markets, especially China, where Tusk products are most in demand.
According to the press service it is estimated that Yakutia has 85-90% of the world's mammoth tusk reserves. Bone carving is one of the traditional industries for the region, as Yakutian craftsmen have been creating examples of highly artistic carvings since the 18th century. Yakutian carved bone has won medals at world exhibitions in France, Germany, China and Japan.
At the moment, 24 enterprises are residents of the Yakutia SAR. Their total investment portfolio exceeds 12 billion roubles.
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Author: Ksenia Gustova