15 January 2010, Friday, 14:55

Large projects in industry create new workplaces

author: Elvira Latypova

80% of GDP in Bashkortostan is created by industry and more than one fourth of all employed population RB works in industry too. Realization of large investment projects helps to open new workplaces and the deputy Minister of industry and external economic relations RB Robert Vagapov told about the most important ones today at the gathering of the coordination committee on assistance to population employment.

“In spite of the financial crisis the projects will be realized in 2010” – he said.

According to information of Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB since 2000 the volume of investments to the fixed capital was increased 2,9 times. For nine months 2009 large and medium organizations RB have assimilated 55,6 billion rubles and by these indices Bashkortostan is the eighth in Russia and the second in Volga federal district.

Several important for our Republic productions – new and modernized – started working in 2009. More than 45 billion rubles was invested to these productions. More than 6 thousand workplaces are either opened or preserved. 78 large mega-projects are developed on the territory of the region and the most important ones are: Ufa transformer plant and the plant on production of ceramic tile “LASSELBERGER”. The production vinylchloride and polyvinylchloride complex is modernized at JSC “Caustic” (Sterlitamac). The slow coking complex is launched at JSC “UFANEFTEHIM”.

Production of new models of buses is mastered by JSC “NEFAZ” jointly with “VDL”. Some details for these buses are produced by small business companies on the terms of industrial co-operation and outsourcing and it means other 120 workplaces. JSC “NEFAZ” started production of harvesters “Challenger” jointly with the Italian company “LAVERDA”. 20 harvesters have been assembled in 2009. Other 200 machines will be produced in 2010 and 100 harvesters will be delivered for the needs of Bashkir agriculture. Other 100 machines will be exported to the neighboring Russian regions.

About 900 people have received new jobs thanks to cooperation of JSC “NEFAZ’ with the Bashkir trolley-bus plant: together they started production of a new trolley-bus model.

Much is planned for this year too. Thus, the first turn of Ufa transformer plant has to reach the full capacity and the second turn is expected to be launched this year too. The ceramic tile plant “LASSELBERGER” will also start working in 2010. JSC “NEFAZ” intends to continue its projects. JSC “BASHKIRENERGO” intends to put several large power-engineering objects in Ufa, Sibay, Belebey and Oktyabrsky. JSC “BASHNEFT” continues its work over the increase of oil mining output and it will bring other new workplaces.

“We launched a new mechanism for making the production areas and workplaces – the so-called industrial parks” – Robert Vagapov reported – “Thus, in the town of Agidel we are busy with opening of the industrial park “Building materials” as a pilot project. In several years 1200 people will work there”.

Several investment projects are also found under realization in Republican agriculture and building sphere.

themes: investments