|Budget Amount *help
¥1,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1991: ¥700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1990: ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000)
The Far Eastern Region has traditionally been considered an area rich in natural resources. In this study I have tried to show the distribution of each natural resource on the map, in which are included folltion of each natural resource on the map, in which are included following resources ; namely, water power generation, oil and gas, diamonds, gold, tin, mercury, alumina, tungsten, lead, zinc, flourite, mica, asbestos, graphite, iron ore, copper, nickel, native sulfur, semi-precious stones, phosphorus, ores, rock salt, hot apring and so on. (the underlines show resources distributed mainly in the area of the east of the Lake-Baikai : a portion of the East Siberia and the Far East). The production of gold (including platinum and silver) is concentrated in the Far East. In the Soviet Era, Yakutsk (Nowadays : Sakha) Republic sent 200-300 tons of the gold to Moscow every year. It is Said that after collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian deposit of gold for the payment reserve has been revealed to decrease from 2300 tons to 230 tons. The Far East especially produces so many tin as 98% of the production in the Soviet Territory.
Although the economically usable potential in hydroelectric resources of the major and secondary rivers of the Far East is plenty, in Far East only 6% of this potential has far been exploited. So there is shortages of electricity. The steel production is also the same situation, namely, plenty deposit but no exploitation.
Sakhalin and Yakutiya have big oil & gas deposits. In near future these two deposits are expected to be exploited by foreign companies of Japan, USA and Europe.