31 December 2009, Thursday, 10:00

Happy New Year!

author: news-agency "Bashinform"

The President of Republic of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov congratulated all citizens of the Republic with the New Year-2010:

“Dear compatriots!

The ongoing year was the severest for the last decade. It has become a serious strength test for our economics and social sphere and a hard trial for the whole population RB. But no matter to what extent this year turned out to be hard for every one of us, it can be righteously called the year of creation.

The undertaken anti-crisis measures and structural modernization of our economics, made quite in time, allowed us to soften the negative influence of the global financial and economic crisis to a great extent. Bashkortostan is found in the list of Russian regions, which make the anti-crisis measures a reality in the best way possible.

Our Republic demonstrates better rates of progress than in the country and in Volga federal district on average by some macroeconomic indices. We still hold leading positions by primary oil refining, production of motor-car benzenes, diesel fuel, soda ash, butyl and isobutyl alcohol, hydrate of sodium, polyethylene, synthetic resins and plastic masses. Bashkortostan is considered one of the largest manufacturers in sphere of agriculture.

Our Republic stands in the Top 10 of Russian regions with high level of investment attractiveness, having the lowest economic investing risks. Here we are working over 76 large investment projects, which realization has to attract about 600 billion rubles of investments and it stands for 55 thousand new workplaces!

The work is underway on modernization of our industrial production. The substantial projects, aimed at the increase of output with high added value are developed by such joint-stock companies as “Soda”, JSC “Caustic”, “UFANEFTEHIM”, “UMPO”, “KUMAPP”, “OZNA”, “BELORETSKY metallurgical plant”, “TUIMAZYSTEKLO”, “TUIMAZINSKY plant of truck mixers” and “NEFAZ”. Production capacities of the Republican agricultural complex are increased and new poultry farms, meat workshops and milk farms are put into operation in our regions.

The multi-sided work on the rise of our population quality of life went on. Thousands families have improved their living conditions. We’ve managed to increase the volumes of house building. Low building is found under active development too. New schools, kindergartens, polyclinics and hospitals, sports and cultural institutions were erected and dozens kilometers of highways, gas and water pipelines were laid in our Republic.

In spite of the global crisis average wage and monetary incomes of population have grown up in Bashkortostan. We’ve undertaken additional arrangements on support of veterans, budget sphere employees, families with scanty means and families with many children, children-orphans and youth. In 2009 we started to distribute housing certificates among families with many kids, having five and more minors. The program of the Year for support and development of youth initiatives is successfully fulfilled. And as a result of this work the demographic situation has become better. For the first time for the last 16 years the level of birth rate exceeds the level of death rate.

All abovementioned is the real evidence that citizens of Bashkortostan face the future with confidence and don’t worry about future of their kids. This outcome is confirmed by the first in the country regional report about human potential in Republic of Bashkortostan, prepared jointly with UNO specialists.

We are proud that in ongoing year our Republic, as one of the leading centers of science, education and culture, was the venue for plenty of international, Russian and Republican forums, contests and scientific conferences. The regular Congress of Bashkortostan’s Nations Assembly has become an important event. Successful performances of our sportsmen at large sport competitions continued and special thanks to our athletes, having glorified our Republic at the Deaf Olympic Games in Taipei!

Today our main aim is to provide an adequate way out of the crisis, consolidate well-being of our population and to continue making the basis for further stable social and economic progress.

We bind new hopes and substantial plans with the intervening year. The New Year will undoubtedly bring both joys and difficulties but we face the vast sphere of action ahead, remarkable and quite real prospects.

I wish all of you and your families strong health, happiness, optimism and fruitful work for the good of Bashkortostan and the whole of Russia!

Let all your dreams and wishes come true and calmness, comfort and prosperity live in every home!

Happy New Year, dear compatriots!

President of Republic of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov” – said in the New Year congratulation of President RB.