13 August 2010, Friday, 17:01
author: Marina Shumilova | photo: Oleg Yarovikov
The first meeting of the President RB Rustem Khamitov with the representatives of the Republican business community has taken place in the Republic House today. The head of the region and the chiefs of the leading industrial enterprises and companies discussed the priorities of industrial and investment policy and the problems, existing in the sphere of industrial production and business.
“We should make the environment where one can work easily and efficiently” – Rustem Khamitov said – And I see my aim as the President of the Republic to provide you with all necessary conditions for making equal possibilities in development of local business with the minimum of administrative barriers, i.e. the conditions, in which our business can feel itself quite well”.
The President RB mentioned that the current legislative base, regulating this sphere, was too complicated and knotty so he ordered the corresponding departments to analyze it and make their proposals on its optimization.
The President RB pointed to the interest of Bashkortostan’s leadership in development of the Republican business and in replenishment of the budget due to the tax intakes. At the same time Rustem Khamitov turned the attention of business people to inadmissibility of the cutback of the number of workers in the Republic and to rather low level of their wages. By the level of wages Bashkortostan holds the 16th place in the Top 20 of the most developed industrial regions of the country. This problem should be solved.
Rustem Khamitov called investments to new productions and making of the competitive environment in this sphere the aims of paramount importance. But as the President RB said, the competitive environment means equal chances for all representatives of the business community.
“Private business concentrates big enterprises, giving jobs to many people. I understand that the potential of our business is rather high but at the same time I understand that we have to move forward step-by-step, removing the obstacles, existing both in the Republic as well as in the whole country. We will do everything possible for the progress of our business because it means new workplaces and wages and our task as of the authority and my task personally are to create comfortable conditions for that”.