23 April 2013, Tuesday, 16:39

Valentina Matvienko and Rustem Khamitov meeting took place in the House of Republic

author: Arina Rakhimkulova

The meeting of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took place in the House of Republic. The chairman of the State Assembly RB Konstantin Tolkachev also was present at the meeting.

Rustem Khamitov told about economic indicators in the republic for 2012.

“Industrial output grew almost by six percent, and growth of gross regional product made over five percent.” Rustem Khamitov marked that machine-building and oil refining complexes were developing well, and oil extracting level stabilised at the mark of 15 million tons a year.

Volumes of habitation construction confidently gather pace in the republic.

“Now on this indicator we take the fifth-sixth place in Russia. In Bashkiria 2 million 300 thousand square metres of habitation are constructed a year, about 70 percent of them — are low rise buildings. A very large program on economy class habitation construction is now developed. However, so far this direction is just in its initial stage,” the President RB said.

As Rustem Khamitov underlined, the budget in 2012 was executed in the planned volumes.

“In the first quarter 2013 the production volume made 102,5 percent. But the republic needs investors. We pursue a task-oriented policy, having formed the corresponding legislation with preferences for investors. This year we start to build two large enterprises — one on manufacture of average and small engines, the second one on wood processing,” the head of the region informed.

Rustem Khamitov also marked that the republic had quite developed agriculture. Subsidies are allocated to rural residents at the amount of 40 percent from cost of purchase of the agricultural equipment. Thus, last year it was purchased 3,5 thousand units of agricultural machinery.

Conversation on the situation in  the republic and possible assistance from the Federation Council in the regional development will be continued in the evening during Valentina Matvienko's meeting with deputies of the State Assembly — Kurultay RB, representatives of Youth Public Chamber at the State Assembly RB, chairmen and deputies of representative bodies of municipal and city districts of the republic.