Experts believe that the key elements of this program should be to increase production and refining of oil and gas resources, and enhancing the role of Eastern Siberia in the development of trade relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR).On the oil and gas potential of eastern Siberia analysts say has long been, noting that even the most preliminary assessments show that the region can take its rightful place in world production of hydrocarbons. The study of Eastern Siberia began earlier than the Western. However, the eastern oil and gas fields have become assimilated until much later. Now East Siberia gradually beginning to emerge to the forefront, said in an interview with "Voice of Russia," the president of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Gennady Schmal:"This is the next step in the growth of our stock. It is about creating a new region, because in 20-30 years in Western Siberia will take their positions in terms of production volume, and then the major area of oil and gas will become Eastern Siberia. Even today some of our companies are beginning to engage in development of this land. "To do this constantly expanding exploration. This will not only plan for the future production, but also to attract investors to develop new fields. But these works will require significant investment, adds Gennady Schmal:"According to our geologists, oil reserves in the region - 15-20 billion tons. It is only on the recoverable resources. The prospect certainly big. But even the first experiment showed that the cost of developing oil fields in Eastern Siberia is much greater than in Western Siberia. This means that we must first adopt a clear program of development of East Siberia and to provide certain benefits for companies that will develop there the field. "No less attractive to investors may be transport infrastructure projects. Even today in the construction of a railroad from the Republic of Tuva in the Krasnoyarsk region of 400 kilometers from private investors account for a significant investment.Foreign investors ready to invest in timber processing. In the Irkutsk region is already running plant, built by "Rusforest Trunk", which is a Swedish band Rusfest AB. The world's largest in terms of production Russian diamond company, "Alrosa" plans to attract domestic and foreign investment to expand existing and develop new diamond deposits.A special place in the life of the region occupied by Lake Baikal, the director of the Institute emphasizes research and development Noosphere Boris Rezhabek:"Baikal - the deepest lake in the world - 1637 meters. There are more than a thousand species of plants and animals live only in this place. Baikal has a unique reserve of fresh water and the volume and quality. It 20% of the world's fresh water. The vast majority of lakes lived 10-15 thousand years, the age of the same lake - 20-30 million years. In the Baikal water is very small solutes and a lot of oxygen. In essence, the Lake Baikal - a huge reservoir of distilled water. "Analyzing the prospects for economic growth in East Siberia, the experts come to the conclusion that today the region has a unique historical opportunity to make great strides forward and become a support for the development of Pacific Rim countries. Experts predict that in the coming years, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia will become the main consumers of key industrial resources of Eastern Siberia.