06 October 2009, Tuesday, 15:59

Ufa meets Republic Day with high production indices

author: Marina Shumilova

The Ufa Mayor Paul Kachkaev has held the traditional conference on the eve of the Republic Day, where he announced the main production achievements of the capital RB and uncovered the festive program of the city.

Despite the crisis, Ufa meets the forthcoming Republic Day with the deserved production indices. The Mayor said with satisfaction the capital RB finished the third quarter of the year with the economic showings, being even better than it was previously planned. Thus, 183 Ufa’s enterprises have manufactured goods and rendered services for the sum of more than 162 billion rubles and the index of industrial production made up 94,5%. This index is higher than the average one over the Republic and even higher than over Volga federal district. The index made up more than 100% in machine-building, chemistry and in production of transport vehicles, leather and footwear. As for the share of unprofitable enterprises, their “weight” still remains at the level of 19%. The volume of investments made up more than 24 billion rubles – 88% as compared with the same period of time in 2008. More than 320 thousand square meters of housing are erected in Ufa and it is planned to put 560-600 thousand square meters into exploitation by the end of the year. This is the sixth index among Russian cities with one millionth population. With the help of the program on housing-communal services reform 250 tenements in Ufa were capitally repaired. Three Ufa programs, aimed at resettlement of Ufa citizens from wrecked homes, are working in the capital of Bashkortostan at one and the same time and thanks to it more than two thousand citizens of Ufa managed to improve their living conditions in 2009.

Estimating the situation in the labor market Paul Kachkaev reported that 12 thousand unemployed citizens were registered in Ufa at present time – 2-3% of economically active population. At the same time the number of job vacancies noticeably grew up since the beginning of the year: 7748 vacancies are offered now. The coefficient of intensity in the labor market is equal to 1,7.

The city actively erects social objects, as before. Two boarding schools and four kindergartens are put into exploitation in Ufa.

Characterizing the city budget for the next year the Mayor reported that it was formed at the level of 2008. Despite that all social liabilities will be provided with the appropriate funding. By the level of salaries Ufa rose from the fourth place(leaving Perm behind) to the third position among Russian citizens with one millionth population, yielding just to Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg (at the same time arrears of wages still remain the same at several Ufa enterprises mainly in building sphere).

In a whole the Mayor estimates the economic situation in the city as quite positive and believes the forth quarter of the year will be even luckier.