06 November 2009, Friday, 15:43

Import-substitution program will be worked up in Bashkortostan

author: Lubov Kolokolova

The regular meeting of the situation commission under Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB has taken place in Ufa today and the question of interaction between specialized state scientific-research and planning institutes and the enterprises of fuel-energy, chemical and petroleum-chemical complexes of the Republic and interaction between the machine-building enterprises and the enterprises of fuel-energy complex were under discussion there.

Heads of industrial enterprises and branch institutes were invited to the meeting. They told about situation with production output and execution of the pre-planned indices.

As the first deputy Minister of industry and external economic relations RB Robert Vagapov said, the financial crisis made the corrections in activity of the enterprises of practically all branches of economics. The problem of import substitution and search for inter-Republican cooperation ties is coming to the forefront now.

“In this connection we have to work up the Republican import-substitution program” – Robert Vagapov underscored – “The proposals are already accepted”.

The deputy Minister also reported the catalogue of the goods, manufactured in Bashkortostan, is ready and one has to use the available database actively to reduce the equipment cost. It is no secret that the cost of foreign machines and equipment is many times higher than the cost of domestic equipment though the quality of this machinery is high enough. At the same time some local enterprises produce the machines, which can be comparable with the foreign analogues by quality. Thus, General Director of JSC “URALTECHNOSTROY-TUIMAZYHIMMACH” Nikolai Lutov reported that thanks to the technical rearmament, made for the last two years, they managed to reach the European level of production for oil chemistry.

“We invite all specialists to come and visit our enterprise and make sure our wares aren’t worse” – he said – “We are ready to fulfill the orders for other branches too, for example for power engineering”.

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