27 November 2010, Saturday, 17:56

The problems of the rise of investment attractiveness in Russian regions were under discussion in Ufa

author: Rasul Hamidullin

The meeting, devoted to the rise of attractiveness of Russian regions, with participation of the Minister of economic development RF Elvira Nabiullina and the President of Bashkiria Rustem Khamitov has taken place at the Ufa Engine Plant (UMPO).

As the President RB said, Bashkiria starts a new turn in its economic progress.

“We position ourselves as the Government, actively working on attraction of investment” – he said – “For the last years this direction was absent in the region. Now our Republic is found on the 50-60th places in Russia by the volume of investments per capita. Our aim is to establish the productions, aimed at the obtaining of the final results, in Bashkiria and we’ll make all possible to improve the situation”.

Elvira Nabiullina has mentioned the rise of investment attractiveness is considered one of the top priority challenges for the whole country.

“The attraction of investments is necessary for modernization of Russian economics in order to overcome the lagging we are facing now” – she stated – “The country faces the shortage of investments and we fail to influence upon this situation with the help of just our budget, so we have to lay special stress on private investments and on formation of an attractive investment climate. We are discussing the actions on searching for all possible solutions in this sphere at the regional level today and for that we invited the representatives of Kaluga and Ulyanovsk regions to share their experience with the Bashkir colleagues”.

The Minister of economic development RF has mentioned the simplified procedure of allocation of the land areas, meant for construction, was one of the main questions, discussed at the meeting. Besides, she has reported the slump of investments was recently observed in Bashkiria.

“I do hope the today’s gathering will help the Republic, possessing huge potential and more diversified economics, as compared with other Russian regions, to overcome this situation” – she said.

After the end of the gathering the agreement on interaction in sphere of investment activity between ministries of economic development of Bashkortostan, Kaluga and Ulyanovsk regions was signed.