22 September 2010, Wednesday, 16:47

Innovational activity of Bashkortostan is highly appreciated at the meeting in Kazan

author: Nikolai Ermolenko

Taking the floor at the Kazan’s meeting of the Volga federal district’s council, devoted to introduction of innovations and modernization in industry, the Governor of Nizhniy Novgorod region Valerie Shantsev pointed to numerous positive sides of activity in this sphere in Republic of Bashkortostan. In particular, proposing to strengthen the support of innovational production at the regional level, not waiting for the federal laws, he made reference to the law “Innovational activity in Republic of Bashkortostan”, already passed in our region.

At the same time in spite of active participation in all corresponding federal contests the Republic still doesn’t posses the special economic zones of federal importance. At present time Bashkiria begins interacting with the Russian Fund of fundamental researches, the Fund for assistance to development of small business in scientific-technical sphere, with the Investment Fund RF and with the state corporation “The Russian Corporation of nanotechnologies”. Several industrial parks will be opened on our territory soon and the decision concerning establishment of the industrial park “PRIKAMIE” on the territory of the town of Neftekamsk is already reached. This park will allow opening about 200 workplaces, the estimated intakes to the budget RB – 4,4 million rubles annually, the output volume  - up to one billion rubles and the amount of profits – about 200 million rubles per year.

The project of the industrial park “Building materials RB” on the territory of the mono-profiled town of Agidel is found at the stage of development and the corresponding agreement concerning it was signed between JSC “The Concern ROSENERGOATOM”, the Government of Bashkortostan and the town administration in September 2010. The main aim of the park is the efficient use of the production potential of the abuilding Bashkir nuclear power plant, including construction of the river port and the corresponding infrastructure, the bulk liquid terminals for light and black oil products, restoration of the existing railroad Neftekamsk-Agidel and restoration and widening of the highway Agidel-Arlan.

Creation of the innovational clusters is considered the important contribution to the process of transition to the innovational way of development and establishment of the tourist cluster, energy and machine-building cluster (production of module power units, based on modern micro-turbine technologies with high level of efficiency and strict ecological parameters)is planned I the Republic. The projects will be realized within the frames of the Republican innovational programs. The cluster initiatives in sphere of pharmaceutics, nano-industry and woodworking are found under examination now.