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Flights geography from Ufa Airport should be expanded - Rustem Khamitov

Economy/Business

UFA, 28 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/. The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov held a working session on priority directions of air transportation development from the Ufa International Airport. It was attended by members of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan and heads of major Russian airlines.

Rustem Khamitov noted that Ufa Airport was currently one of the best in Russia, being among the best regional airports of the country for two years in a row. However, its capabilities need to be expanded.

"We need an expansion of the geography of flights from the Ufa Airport. It is necessary to increase the number of airline partners. It is necessary to increase international and regional directions, in particular, to those countries and subjects of the Russian Federation with which the republic is actively developing cooperation", the Head of Bashkortostan emphasized.

Among other tasks, Rustem Khamitov called an increase in number of aircrafts based at the Ufa airport, creation of a single center for maintenance and repair of aircrafts.

The session participants discussed issues of subsidizing regional air transportation, including from the federal budget. In 2017, the Republic of Bashkortostan allocated 60 million rubles of subsidies for air transportation.

"The Ufa Airport continues to increase the number of transportation operations", said the General Director of the Ufa International Airport Alexander Andreev. "On September 15 we serviced the 2 millionth passenger, and by the end of 2017 we plan to transport more than 2.65 million air passengers. Annually, we add at least 12-15 percent to the volumes of the previous period."

He noted that in the capital of Bashkortostan, the airfield complex was renovated: the bearing capacity of the runway cover was strengthened; a connecting path between two takeoff strips and a new apron for wide-bodied aircrafts were built. All this in the end will allow reducing the time of taxiing the aircraft from the current 20 to 10 minutes.

Heads of airlines highly appreciated the technical potential of the Ufa Airport. Thus, the president of "UTair" — Passenger Airlines" Alexey Budnik explained that the airline annually increased its performance by 20 percent. At the same time, Ufa is also interesting as a reliable resource of young staff graduated from Ufa State Aviation University.

The session also discussed the potential growth of air transportation within the republic, including in the interests of the oil industry, sanitary aviation and aviation security and for the development of domestic and interregional tourism.

"We need real deeds. Let's unite our efforts and increase the passenger traffic flow in the Ufa Airport to 3 million people, and then even to 4 million passengers", said Rustem Khamitov. "The republic is building a new terminal for domestic air lines designed for the next 15-20 years of operation. We will do everything to ensure that the aviation industry develops in order to increase the volume of air transportation."

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More than 20 operated children - "Operation Smile" continues in Bashkiria

Society

UFA, 28 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/. The "Operation Smile" will give new smiles this year to more than 40 children and teenagers born with a cleft lip and palate, as part of a charity event that taking place these days in Ufa, in the Republican Children's Clinical Hospital.

Most of the patients are residents of the republic, although there are children from the Chelyabinsk region, Tyumen and other subjects of the Russian Federation. Since the beginning of the campaign that started this week, more than 20 patients have undergone surgery, in the coming days Bashkir and Russian doctors will help another 20 children, the Ministry of Health RB reports.

As experts note, with timely and qualitatively conducted treatment, the negative consequences of birth defects are effectively eliminated, allowing completely restoring the children's physical and psychological state and promoting their successful socialization.

Doctors of the Republican Children's Clinical Hospital have been supporting this charity event with great joy and pleasure for many years, because this project changes the life of children with congenital maxillofacial defects for the better.

Director of the "Operation Smile" Charity Foundation Olga Kudamanova stressed that all the volunteer doctors of the foundation had extensive experience working with patients with congenital cleft lip and palate and underwent internal accreditation.

Nail Davletshin, the chief visiting oral and maxillofacial surgeon of the Ministry of Health RB, who is a part of the volunteer doctors, noted that the republic's children receive free high-tech medical assistance in the Republican Children's Clinical Hospital for a year. But the arrival of specialists from all over the country makes it possible to provide necessary medical assistance to an even greater number of children, to gain international experience and to improve the skills of surgeons in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

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Vladimir Putin demanded to address quickly and effectively VIM-Avia issue

Economy/Business

UFA, 28 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. Vladimir Putin demanded to address quickly and effectively the situation around VIM-Avia airline. As reported by TASS, at a meeting with the government the head of state strongly criticized the issue with the airline.

"I ask you to close this problem quickly and effectively, to submit proposals for resolving the situation as a whole, for strengthening legal regulation of this field of activity, for increasing the responsibility of carriers," the president said. "And meeting the norms, requirements and relevant criteria should be supervised".

He stressed that the requirements and criteria should be effective, understandable and transparent.

During the conversation, the president also announced a "service incompetence note" to the head of the Ministry of Transport.

Recall that the Association of Tour Operators submitted an appeal to the Russian government asking to intervene in the situation with the insolvency of the VIM-Avia company, which can affect up to 100,000 Russian tourists. Total accounts payable of VIM-Avia are estimated at between 3 and 10 billion rubles. The company does not currently have working assets that could be used to compensate tourists or replace flights.

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Domestic lines terminal modernization of Ufa Airport will begin this year - Rustem Khamitov

Economy/Business

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/. The modernization of the domestic lines terminal of the Ufa Airport will begin this year, the head of Bashkiria Rustem Khamitov said in an interview with the "Transport Rossii" newspaper. "It is necessary to increase the airport's carrying capacity to 3.5-4 million passengers per year, so that we have the passenger traffic capacity for 15-20 years ahead. Now we serve 2.5 million passengers, occupying the 8-9 position in the Russian Federation," the head of the region informed. "Today flights from Ufa to Kazan, Tyumen, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Orenburg and other cities enjoy steady demand, which was not yet observed three or four years ago. We understand that the volumes of inter-regional traffic should increase", he said.

Rustem Khamitov noted that the republican authorities did not plan to sell the Ufa Airport or to attract private investors to its development. This is a strategically important facility that provides 150-200 million rubles of profit per year.

Rustem Khamitov recalled that the international terminal of the air-hub and the airfield were modernized in preparation for major international events in 2015 — the SCO and BRICS Summits. "Now we have one of the best runways certified for the second category of ICAO, which is capable of accommodating aircraft of all types, including super-heavy ones. Taxiways, parking lots, treatment facilities, the airfield facilities are all at the highest level", the head of the region said.

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Ufa solemnly met FIFA World Cup Trophy

Sport

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/. A tour of the main Trophy of the World Cup continues over the country. Ufa is the fourth city in Russia, which met the FIFA World Cup Trophy. It will stay in the capital of Bashkiria until October 1.

A solemn reception of the Trophy was organized at Salavat Yulaev Square.

"This is 6 kg 175 grams of pure gold. Only winners and heads of state can touch the trophy", the organizers of the big Russian tour explained.

For 123 days the Trophy will overcome more than 27 thousand km. The FIFA World Cup Trophy in Ufa will be open to all comers.

"Today we have a wonderful event as part of the World Cup Trophy tour. Being near this Trophy is quite exciting, because you know that in less than a year, a captain of a winning team will raise this trophy above his head and the whole world will share this moment", said the head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. "We will cheer up for our team. Football is developing increasingly in our republic. We see the results of our FC Ufa".

Any Ufa resident will be able to make a photo with a legendary trophy. It will be located in a special tent in the Mega shopping mall on Rubezhnaya Street, 174. Access to the cup will be organized on first come, first served basis through registration on the website.

After Ufa the football trophy will go to Perm.

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Cargo transportation will be restored on Belaya River in Bashkiria - Rustem Khamitov

Economy/Business

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/. Dredging operations are carried out on the Belaya River — the waterway should provide navigation and freight traffic. This was reported by the head of Bashkiria Rustem Khamitov in an interview with the newspaper "Transport Rossii". "Low-head water power development on the Volga and the Don Rivers is conducted, which will raise the level of rivers in problem areas and increase the volume of river traffic. We need to build a port at the mouth of the Belaya River, where it flows into the Kama. It is a convenient place, which will give us an opportunity to attract large volumes of various cargoes to the river. I am sure that the river transport of Russia will be revived. It's unavoidable. We should take advantage of the natural resources that we have", said the head of the region.

Rustem Khamitov noted that, unfortunately, the development of water transport was not going so fast: restoring waterways and a fleet construction required significant investments, and in the current situation, preference was given to road and rail transport.

Earlier, the agency reported on plans to restore the waterway on the Ufa River.

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About 300 manufacturers are entitled to label their products with "Product of Bashkortostan" trademark

Economy/Business

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. Almost 300 republican producers were given the right to label their products with the "Product of Bashkortostan" trademark.

The "Product of Bashkortostan" mark placed on the packaging of the goods shows that food products, textiles and leather products, as well as folk crafts, are produced in the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan and comply with the legislation in the field of food quality and safety.

The "Product of Bashkortostan" project started in 2013. Only enterprises of the republic working mainly on local raw materials can mark their products with the sign "Product of Bashkortostan".

A full list of goods that have been granted the right to label "Product of Bashkortostan" mark is posted on the official website of the project. Buyers can easily check products there.

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Public sector employees salaries are raised since January 1

Economy/Business

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. Salaries of public sector employees not listed in the May decrees of the Russian President will be indexed from January 1, 2018 by 4%, and in 2019 and 2020 by 4% — since October 1. This is reported by «Izvestia».

According to the calculations of the Ministry of Labor, it is about 5.8 million people. As early as next year, about 80 billion rubles will be used to index the salaries of state employees in the regions. This is twice the level of 2017.

According to Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Russia, there will be no risks from the point of view of unemployment level increasing and lack of funds in the regions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he believed it was possible to index salaries to employees of budgetary institutions not mentioned in the May decrees.

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Bashkortostan spent 1.5 billion rubles for improving children’s health during summer

Society

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. The health campaign in Bashkortostan cost about 1.5 billion rubles and covered 210 thousand children. Among them there were children from deprived backgrounds, left without parental care, children with disabilities, as well as those living in poor families, children from families of refugees and internally displaced persons. In addition, part of the regional schoolchildren was provided with rest outside the region: on the Black Sea coast, in the Republic of Crimea, international centers of Great Britain and Bulgaria. According to the results of the summer campaign, 91% of holidaymakers have achieved a health-improving effect.

This information was presented at the district meeting in the Volga Federal District. Organization of children's recreation is under special control of the Volga Envoy's Office.

The meeting was attended by the heads of regional executive authorities overseeing the relevant field of activity, representatives of the territorial bodies of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia.

One of the main directions of work in the summer, according to the Ministry of Education of Bashkortostan, is involvement of adolescents in socially useful activities. 183 thousand students were engaged in labor activity this summer.

Following the meeting, the leaders of the regional executive authorities were instructed to take the necessary measures to organize the safety and comfortable stay of children in sanatoriums, city and country camps during the summer health campaign of 2018.

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It will be sunny and dry weather today in Bashkiria

Society

UFA, 27 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. Today, residents of Bashkiria will enjoy the midday sun. In the afternoon the air will warm up to 10 degrees Celsius, no rain is expected.

Now in Ufa it is four degrees Celsius, but due to high humidity it is felt like 2 degrees. The wind will be north up to two meters per second.

At night, light rain dropped in some areas of the republic, in the eastern regions with snow. At clearings frosts and ground frosts to -3 C are possible.

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