23 July 2014, Wednesday, 12:17

Rustem Khamitov talked live on "Russia 24" TV channel

author: Galiya Nabieva

The head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov gave an interview to "Russia 24". In a live television broadcast the head of the republic answered questions about preparations to the upcoming BRICS and SCO Summits in July 2015.

"Preparations are going as planned. First of all, it relates to construction of new hotels". "Seven hotels are being built at a swift rate. Two of them will be launched as early as January 1, 2015, and the rest will be ready by March 1," Khamitov told the audience.

The head of the republic stressed that "we are not doing this just for summits, but for people, for our residents. It was planned to modernize many objects. And we managed to accelerate renovation at some of them, to improve them in terms of modernization. Everything will be completely ready. I have no doubt. "

Khamitov told in detail about inter-regional projects that Bashkiria performs with BRICS and SCO state-members. Issues of import substitution were discussed in connection with the third package of sanctions against Russia. The head of the republic told about diversification of the regional industry.

The full text of the interview is available on the official website.