Agreements for 4 billion 600 million rubles were signed at “Bashkortostan Calling!” Investment Forum in Ufa
UFA, 19 December 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On December 18, 2019, the “Bashkortostan Calling!” First Investment Forum was held in the Ufa “Toratau” Congress Hall. It was attended by key strategic investors of the country to discuss the formation of effective investment policy in the region.
Representatives of federal executive bodies, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, the Industrial Development Fund, the Mono-Cities Development Fund, as well as more than 500 participants from about 300 large companies arrived at the Bashkir capital to take part in the investment forum. The total turnover of the first 100 companies amounted to more than 3 trillion rubles in 2018. Representatives from Asian and European countries, more than 120 media representatives, 25 speakers, and 4 moderators, including the well-known journalist and TV presenter Vladimir Pozner participated in the event.
One of the key events of the forum was the signing of the first agreements with investors totaling 4 billion 600 million rubles. It was an investment agreement related to the organization of powder silica gel production in Salavat in the amount of 449.5 million rubles, and an agreement on a construction project of a plant for processing hydrocarbon gases into aromatic hydrocarbons in the amount of 2000 million rubles.
President of the Union of Chamber of Commerce and Industry RB Timur Khakimov and director of Ufa House-Building Plant LLC concluded a cooperation agreement regarding the investment project "Construction of a large-panel house-building plant" in the amount of 2150 million rubles.
The Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the General Director of Kozuva Group S. Kozuva signed a memorandum for investment projects in the field of real estate and industrial facilities construction, including a hotel complex in the territory of the Ufa railway station and cargo terminal in the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Two more agreements were signed during the forum: on cooperation between the regional CCI and the Ufa House-Building Plant and the cooperation of the Office Group of Bashkortostan Congress Bureau and the “Delovaya Rossiya” All-Russian public organization.
Currently, there are 13 industrial parks in Bashkortostan, 61 their residents created 61 thousand jobs, invested 43.5 billion rubles. Three parks more are being created in the cities of Neftekamsk, Blagoveshchensk and Salavatsky district of the republic.
First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Nazarov delivered a presentation of the republic at the forum. Weekly, the Head of the Republic, Radiy Khabirov, conducts an “Investment Hour” session, at which projects worth a total of 360 billion rubles have already been considered, Andrei Nazarov marked.
At a plenary meeting “Bashkortostan — the Territory of Profitable Investments” the economic potential of the republic was assessed by investors, the head of the republic Radiy Khabirov, as well as the moderator — journalist and TV presenter Vladimir Pozner.
The speakers at the meeting were Alexander Malakh, Head of the Center for Attracting Investments in Russian Regions; Fabrizio Wandi, General Director of “Agrosakmara Bashkiria” LLC; Alexander Makhrov, General Director of MC Sigma Holding LLC; Dmitry Dontsov, Director of Doga Financial Group LLC and Vladislav Kochetkov, President and Chairman of the Management Board of Finam Investment Holding JSC.
“We have organized this forum to thank you all, dear colleagues. Thank you for believing in us, investing, not losing your desire to work with us further. This is very important for us,” Radiy Khabirov addressed to investors. “It is exactly the region in which you should invest, with which you should cooperate. We assume that useful contacts will be established today, and we, of course, have prepared several agreements”.