22 November 2011, Tuesday, 19:55

The President of Bashkortostan outlined the key aims, standing before business community in 2012

author: Alfia Sharafutdinova

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov held a meeting with the directors of the biggest Bashkir enterprises today. Participants of the meeting summed up the preliminary results of economic development in 2011 and indicated the actual aims for 2012.

Thus, the growth of industrial production made up about 9,5% and tax inflow increased by 12-15%.

“Though we entered 2011 with the budget shortage at about 14-15 billion rubles, we managed to dam this hole at the expense of the additional incomes. At present time the budget shortage amounts to 2 billion rubles and we hope to close it till the end of the year” — Rustem Khamitov mentioned.

Talking about serious changes in the Republican business climate the President of Bashkortostan indicated the changes in the Republican legislation first of all. At the end of October the President RB has signed several laws, providing for the tax benefits for the investors.

“Many of you come within these laws” — the President RB said to the participants of the meeting and urged the businessmen to active use of these benefits. Rustem Khamitov underscored that the leadership of the region headed on making more favorable business climate in the Republic.

According to Rustem Khamitov the level of unemployment in the region dropped by 0,6%. The number of officially registered unemployed people makes up 28 thousand, while one year ago this figure was equal to 45 thousand.

“It means that more than 17 thousand people managed to find jobs. Salaries are growing too, though not as quickly as we'd like it to be. According to the latest data the average salary reaches about 18,5 thousand rubles – not too bad”.

“The Republic possesses great economic potential. We go on attracting the investors and encouraging your activity we'd like to see new abuilding factories and plants, i.e we want this process to go on rapidly”.

Three-four big enterprises in different spheres – agriculture, woodworking and machine-building – will be erected in the Republic in 2012. As the President of Bashkortostan mentioned, only after the new productions start working, the Republic will manage to cut the budget shortage and will start solving social problems more successfully.

“We are deeply interested in rapid widening of the Republican production” — the President RB summed up and mentioned that the matter was not only oil refining but absolutely all branches of industry.