22 December 2011, Thursday, 11:08

imber industry in Bashkiria needs investments

author: Alfia Sharafutdinova

Bashkiria needs investment projects in sphere of timber processing.

"Processing of conifer needles is quite easy" — the Prime-Minister of the Government RB Azamat Ilimbetov stated, answering the question of one of the internet users what was doing for development of timber industry in the region — "We have to use soft-leaved sorts of trees first, which make up the majority of Bashkir forests and for that we negotiate with several investors, including the foreign ones".

Azamat Ilimbetov admitted that just a small part of the wood-cutting area was processed in Bashkortostan for today — about 2,5 million tons of nine million.

"We need precise and clear conditions for participation in the auctions and for taking our forests on lease. All investors have to perform the obligations on mastering and restoration of forests since forests are our strategic resource, which we have to use efficiently" — the Prime-Minister stated.