30 July 2011, Saturday, 18:07

Rustem Khamitov: “Development of small and medium business is the question N1 for Republican authority”

author: news agency "Bashinform" | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has held the meeting with the representatives of small and medium business from the north-western regions RB in the village Buraevo. The President RB mentioned that business undertakings in the Republic were developed poorly and that was explained both by the administrative obstacles and by the material problems. The shortage of credit resources, production areas and especially the attention of the authority – all this aggravates the positions of small business.

In the course of the talk with the President RB many business people were complaining that many novelties and initiatives, called to make the life of small and medium business easier, practically failed to work in the regions.

“For the first quarter of 2011 the production volumes at small enterprises dropped” – Rustem Khamitov mentioned – “Because of the rise of taxes people start closing their companies. Only one percent of businessmen receive the aid from the state – this is the miserable showing. Development of small and medium business is the question N1 for the Republican authority now. There is no need for me to think for the giants, working according to their own plans, but I have to think how to help small business and urge the heads of our municipalities to start thinking about that too”.

Small business in Bashkortostan forms the one fifth part of the gross Republican product (in developed countries this showing reaches 70%). At the same time one third of economically active population RB is engaged in small business.

In the course of the meeting Rustem Khamitov has outlined the first and foremost steps, aimed at stimulation of small business: introduction of the amendments, regulating state support of business undertakings, removal of the administrative obstacles, lowering of the dependency of business people from local functionaries etc.

In the completion of the meeting Rustem Khamitov has said that the Republic needs the points of quick transition to a new quality of economic upsurge.

“We will fail to raise our economics due to administrative resources. We have to start working over the business climate in the Republic together”.