28 October 2009, Wednesday, 15:59
author: Elmira Sabirova
Presentation of the production, manufactured by the enterprises of Bashkir division of the all-Russian Blind Association is opened in “BASHTECHINFORM”, Ufa.
The exhibition is opened with assistance of Ministry of labor and population social protection RB within the frames of the meeting to the topic “The ways of optimization of activity of enterprises of public invalid organizations under crisis terms”. Representatives of Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB, Ministry of labor and population social protection RB and several Republican organizations – the potential buyers of the goods, produced by the invalids, were invited to take part in the discussion.
“The main goal of this exhibition and the meeting is advancement of our goods in the market of Bashkortostan” – the chairman of the all-Russian Blind Association Bashkir division Uri Akshentsev explained — “In this difficult economic situation we’ve managed to hold our enterprises afloat, our goods face rather high demand in Russian regions and aren’t left unsold but the demand in our Republic is close to zero and we hope the exhibition and the meeting will help us to establish new contacts with local consumers”.
Four enterprises are found in the staff of the Bashkir blind association: the Ufa plant “ELECTROLUTCH”, the plant “NIZKOVOLTELECTRO” from Sterlitamac (low voltage equipment), the training-production association from Beloretsk and the enterprise “AVTODETAL” (motor-car details) from Belebey. They produce lamps, furniture accessories, industrial fuse boxes, medical beds, respirators, motor-car and tractor spare parts, electrical engineering, spades, hammocks, clothes-pegs and nails – this is just a short list of the goods, produced by four enterprises of the association. All four plants were established in 50s last century and three decades ago they were at the peak of their powers and that allowed the blind association to provide invalids with workplaces and with worthy living conditions, including dwelling. For many blind people and people with poor eyesight these plants are the only chance to survive. Today these enterprises are found in difficult financial situation and only stable demand in the local market will help them to find the way out of impasse.