18 March 2016, Friday, 12:02
UFA, 18 March 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Alexander Smirnov/. On March 17, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov delivered a speech at the conference in the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic, during which the results of its activity for the last five years were announced.
The Head of the Region paid attention to the pressing issues of interaction between government and business community noting that the business environment was inert and failed to formulate global challenges for the future. “In fact, you cannot put the blame on the fact that our society is not interested in business development, that it does not help, does not create institutions, and does not generate the right environment. Everything was said in this part a long time ago. Why we do not have a boosting business growth? What do people wait and fear for? Now someone may say about high bank interest rates, administrative barriers. But in fact, it seems that we, as an average region in this part, also cannot overcome the inertia of 30-50 years. We cannot attract the masses of people to an independent, normal economic life. We cannot unite people into cooperatives, encourage working independently”, he stressed.
The Head of the Republic marked that the republic needed new projects, investments, breakthrough ideas. He mentioned insufficiency in number of new businesses that had been built for the last 15-20 years.
Speaking about the significance of the Chamber of Commerce RB, the Head of Bashkortostan wished it to become an innovative centre for creating a positive business climate in our region.