10 September 2010, Friday, 14:20

The project for development of transport infrastructure is called one of the best in Volga federal district

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

The project for development of transport infrastructure, introduced in Ulyanovsk yesterday at the first stage of the interregional conference of “United Russia” regional divisions in the Volga federal district “The strategy of social-economic development in Volga region till 2020 – the Program for 2010-2020” has won the second place. In opinion of the chairman of the State Council-Kurultay-RB Constantine Tolkatchev the project is quite worthy to be called the best and was shifted to the second position only because of not quite correct form of voting with the help of SMS.

As the Vice-Premier of the Government RB, Minister of finances RB Airat Gaskarov, presenting the project, said, the main idea of the program is that the transport constituent should become the locomotive for integrated development of Ufa in a whole, dragging the industry and other spheres of economics along itself.

“It differs our project from all others, presented by our colleagues from other regions” – Airat Gaskarov explained – “We aren’t going to restrict ourselves with construction of some road segments but intend to create well-developed transport infrastructure in the capital of Bashkortostan, able to become the source for further attraction of investments and consolidation of business activity on the territory of Ufa”.

In the course of the presentation the focus was laid first of all on attraction of means of the federal development institutes. The negotiations with these institutes are actively conducted at present time and the decision concerning the project’s support from the Investment Fund RF was reached in 2008.

This and all other projects, introduced by Bashkir delegation to the forum, are realized on the base of the state-private partnership and at that the share of the budget funding is much smaller than the means they hope to attract from the investors.

“We have no doubts that those obligations of the budget we take upon ourselves on such investment projects will be fulfilled in time” – Airat Gaskarov stated – “The main thing is that the investors, who sign under participation in such projects, would be able to fulfill their obligations too”.