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Rustem Khamitov outlined tasks for Bashkortostan State Assembly committees


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.The republican parliament committees will bear a special responsibility for the quality elaboration of draft laws and initiatives. The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov stated this at the first meeting of the State Assembly — the Kurultay RB of the Sixth Convocation.

The head of the region noted that the priorities for the coming years were determined by the national goals and tasks identified in the new May Presidential decree, as well as the socio-economic development strategy of the Republic of Bashkortostan until 2030.

Rustem Khamitov outlined the main tasks facing the relevant committees of the State Assembly of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Thus, according to the head of the republic, it is expected further development of legislation on public authorities, civil service, administrative violations from the Committee for State Building, Law and Order and Judicial Affairs.

"We have to improve jointly anti-corruption policy. We also count on the recommendations on improving the efficiency of the executive bodies and optimizing their structure", the Head of Bashkortostan said.

The Committee for Local Self-Government, the Development of Civil Society Institutions and Mass Media will have to adopt "effective legislative measures" to develop municipalities, strengthen local budgets, improve the tools of real democracy in the regions, dialogue between government and society, and support the non-profit sector.

The Committee on Budget, Tax, Investment Policy, and Property Relations will work annually on the draft budget of the republic for the next fiscal year and planning period and hold public hearings on it.

"I will say that the next year the Government of the republic plans a serious increase in social expenditures of the budget, as well as financing of projects under the Republican targeted investment program", Rustem Khamitov said.

The Committee on Industry, Innovative Development, Trade, Entrepreneurship and Tourism will continue working on legislative stimulation of the scientific and technical sphere, public-private partnership, tourism, and support for small and medium-sized businesses. The Committee on Housing Policy and Infrastructure will have to address issues related to housing and utility services and construction, including the problem of defrauded housing co-investors.

The Committee on Agrarian Issues, Ecology and Natural Resources Management will continue modernization of the agro-industrial complex, digitizing the industry, strengthening its export potential, expanding the cooperative and farmer movement, and improving the efficiency of environmental protection activities.

Significant tasks are to be solved by the Committee on Education, Culture, Youth Policy and Sport: the development of the educational system, including its digital component, improvement of youth and cultural policies, involving an increasing number of citizens in mass sports and physical culture.

It is necessary within the next six years to achieve sustainable growth in real incomes of citizens, to halve poverty, to consolidate the trend of a natural increase in the population. I hope that the Committee on Health, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs will be focused on these and other tasks", the Head of Bashkortostan emphasized.

Recall that eight permanent committees were formed in the republican parliament of the sixth convocation. At the first meeting of the State Assembly RB, the chairmen of the committees and their deputies were elected.


Ministry of Emergency Situations: hurricane is approaching Bashkortostan


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.On the night of September 28 to September 29, a squally wind and hurricane are expected in the territory of the republic. According to Bashkir Met Centre, wind gusts will reach 23 meters per second. This is reported on the official website of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"A deterioration of visibility to 500-1000 meters is expected in some parts of the roads", representatives of the department specified.

At night, the air temperature will drop to +3, +8 C, in the afternoon the mercury will rise to 12-17 C.


Unemployment rate is lowest in Bashkortostan for last 25 years - Rustem Khamitov


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.Bashkortostan is a strong and successful republic with a strong economy and developed social sphere. The Head of the Region Rustem Khamitov stated this at the first meeting of the State Assembly — the Kurultay of the Republic of Bashkortostan of the Sixth Convocation.

“In recent years, our macroeconomic indicators have been consistently higher than the national average. Bashkortostan is one of the ten leading regions that form more than half of the country's total GRP, is among three most effective subjects in terms of tax policy,” Rustem Khamitov said.

The head of the republic named the main indicators that the region had reached recently.

"Significant results have been reached in terms of increasing the incomes of the population. Over the last years, the average salary growth rate in the republic is ahead of the average Russian indicators. The shadow employment decreases. This year, we have the lowest unemployment rate in the last 25 years", the Head of Bashkortostan emphasized. "The republic is consistently among the leaders in the country and the Volga Federal District in terms of housing construction. Significant funds are invested in the resettlement of people from the dilapidated housing. The landscaping of yards, streets, parks, squares in cities and villages is actively going on. Over the past few years, accomplished recreational facilities have been established. Tens of billions of rubles were spent on construction and repair of roads. "

Rustem Khamitov recapped that schools, pre-school institutions, hospitals, paramedical and obstetric centers, cultural centers, rural clubs, sports grounds, children's art schools were actively being built in the republic. In general, the problem with kindergartens is addressed; the issue with nurseries is being solved.

"Quite important steps have been taken to improve the demographic situation, including by solving the housing problems of young families," the head of the region said. "The republic has achieved serious progress in the development of medicine, increasing the availability of high-tech care, providing clinics with the latest equipment, computerization, medical personnel, reducing the mortality rate".

"Nevertheless, it is still should be done a lot", summed up Rustem Khamitov.


Bashkir Sibay and Chinese Leshan agreed on joint implementation of investment projects


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Alim Faizov/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.The delegation of the Republic of Bashkortostan visited the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Governor of the People's Government of Sichuan Yin Li and the Mayor of the People's Government of Leshan City Zhang Ton.

Representatives of Bashkortostan visited the cities of Chengdu and Leshan, Sichuan Province, in which more than 80 million people live. This is the fifth largest province in China with developed automobile, aerospace, metallurgical, food, construction and textile industries, which includes 21 cities. The capital of the province is Chengdu with a population of more than 15 million people.

On the first day of the visit, the head of the city of Sibay Rustem Afzalov took part in the China-Russia Interregional Forum on Trade, Economic and Investment Cooperation held in Chengdu. The head of the city acquainted the audience with the investment potential of Sibay, having stressed Bashkortostan’s openness for cooperation and business partnership. Within the framework of the forum, a meeting was held with delegations representing Russia from Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, and the Orenburg region, regions where active work was underway to implement investment projects.

Rustem Afzalov met with the Governor of the People's Government of Sichuan Province Yin Li, discussed with him a construction project of the Cement Plant by the Sichuan Ecological Company "Junghe" in Sibay.

The next day the delegation of Bashkortostan took part in the opening ceremony of the 17th international forum and exhibition of western China. Participants included delegations from 90 countries and regions of the world. The business agenda of the day continued with a meeting with the permanent deputy mayor of Leshan City, Huang Pinling, where options for cooperation between the cities of Sibay and Leshan in various sectors of the economy and social sphere were discussed. Also, a meeting was held with Liu Lei, deputy secretary of the Leshan City Committee of the Communist Party of China.

The Bashkir delegation visited the largest cement plant in Sichuan Province — "Esheng Group" located in Leshan city. This enterprise has a capacity of 12 million tons of cement per year, fully covering the province's needs for cement. The production, which is planned to be opened in Sibay, will be organized with the similar equipment using the same technologies but will have a lower capacity — about 2 million tons per year.

The main result of the visit of the representatives of the Republic of Bashkortostan to China was signing of the Agreement of Intent between the People's Government of Leshan City and the administration of the Sibay city on establishing and developing long-term, effective and mutually beneficial cooperation with the aim of implementing investment projects in the city of Sibay, the municipality administration reported.


Rustem Khamitov delivered speech at first meeting of Bashkortostan State Assembly of Sixth Convocation


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.On September 28, in Ufa, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took part in the first meeting of the State Assembly — the Kurultay of the Sixth Convocation. The head of the region congratulated the deputies on starting work in the new parliament, outlined the priority areas of lawmaking.

Rustem Khamitov noted that the election campaign in Bashkortostan was held at a high level. For the first time, ballot-processing complexes were so widely used in the practice of voting. This made it possible to increase the transparency of electoral procedures and ensure the reliability of each vote counting.

Rustem Khamitov stressed that according to the number of political forces represented, the State Assembly — the Kurultay of the republic was one of the leaders in the country. Six political parties are represented in the parliament: United Russia, the Communist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party, Just Russia, Patriots of Russia, and the Russian Environmental Green Party.

“Dear colleagues, I declare with all responsibility, that the Government of the republic, executive authorities are inclined to cooperate with all factions, representatives of all political forces without exception”, the Head of Bashkortostan said.

According to the head of the republic, the State Assembly — Kurultay RB should become "not only a discussion platform but also one of the leading expert centers", where the most pressing issues to the population will be raised, proposals for strengthening the economy and social sphere will be developed.

“Our common task with you is step by step to raise the standard of living in the republic. Its decision requires serious joint efforts by the legislative, executive and the entire society", stressed Rustem Khamitov. “The citizens have entrusted you with the legislative decision of many important issues for the next five years. I hope that you, fully aware of the price of this trust, will make informed and responsible decisions. I count on your activity, eagerness, and close interaction with people, honesty and decency.”

The full text of the transcript is published on the official website of the Head of Bashkortostan.


Salavat Yulaev completes away series with game against Vityaz - forecasts


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.On September 28, HC Salavat Yulaev will hold the last game of the second away series of the 11th season of the KHL. The Ufa team will meet with the local Vityaz in Podolsk.

The hosts did not have victories in four matches. The team of Valery Belov lost to the Moscow Dynamo (2: 4), Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (3: 4), Cherepovets Severstal (1: 2) and to Barys (in shootout 3: 4).

The Bashkir team in the current away series earned a maximum of four points: defeated Traktor (5: 0) and Dinamo Minsk (3: 1). Salavat Yulaev has a winning streak of four games.

According to the forecasts of the bookmakers, Vityaz in today's match should try to have less number of penalties, as the Ufa team led by Omark leaves few chances to its rivals in the power play.

The beginning of the match Vityaz — Salavat Yulaev is at 21.30 Ufa time.


Competition to create logo of 6th World Folklore Festival is announced in Bashkiria


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.In Bashkortostan, a competition was announced to create a logo and symbol of the 6th World Folklore Festival, which will be held in the republic in 2020.

According to the Republican Center for Folk Art, the logo should be modern, unique and presentable, reflect the ideology of the Folklore Festival and have its own symbol.

Anyone who is engaged in the design can take part in the competition. The winner will receive a cash prize. The best logo will become a symbol of the World Folklore Festival -2020.

To participate, you must send a sketch to the e-mail address of, specifying the name and phone number. Works are accepted from September 27 to October 27 inclusive.

Information is available on the phone: 8 (347) 289-66-47.


Rustem Khamitov met with representatives of Russian and Belarusian journalistic community


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.Yesterday, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with representatives of the community of journalists and bloggers of Russia and Belarus "Friends-Syabry" in the Ufa Congress Hall. In the capital of the republic, they take part in the regional TV journalistic workshop at "Bashkortostan" State TV and Radio Company, as well as in the ceremony of awarding the 3rd All-Russian Award «Mobile Reporter».

During the conversation, the Head of the Region spoke about the socio-economic development of Bashkortostan, the strengthening of interregional and international cooperation, as well as about the upcoming major events that will take place in the republic in the next years — the Small Business Forum of the Regions of the SCO and BRICS member-states, the International Children's Games, the World Folklore Festival and the International Beekeeping Congress "Apimondia", having invited the Belarusian delegation to them.

Rustem Khamitov noted that between Bashkortostan and Belarus not only partnership, but really friendly relations had developed. The office of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation successfully operates in Ufa, which supervises the issues of trade and economic cooperation with Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Orenburg, Samara regions, and Perm Territory. Representatives of the leading Belarusian companies participate in major industry forums conducted in Bashkortostan.

The republic is inhabited by the Belarusian diaspora, concentrated mainly in Iglino district. A historical and cultural center operates there, in the village of Baltika, where national festivals are held annually. The Belarusian language is studied in some schools.

According to the Head of the Region, the most promising areas for strengthening cooperation are petrochemicals, road construction, agriculture, including cooperation in the production of agricultural machinery. In addition, it is planned to attract Belarusian specialists to repair the Ufa tram fleet.

Rustem Khamitov said that a draft agreement had been prepared between Belarus and Bashkortostan on the development of cooperation in trade and economic, scientific, technical, environmental, humanitarian, cultural and other fields. The document is scheduled to be signed in the near future.

The head and co-founder of the Friends-Syabry project, Russian journalist Vladimir Mamontov noted that the goal of the journalistic community was to be a mediator between the two states.


Bashkir Ballet starts tour in Perm


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.From September 27 to 29, a tour of the ballet troupe of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater will take place at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Perm State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.

The tour will be held within the framework of the interregional program "Big Tours" with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Larisa Sakaeva, the theater PR manager reports.

The Bashkir theater will present three performances to the Perm audience: Aram Khachaturian's Spartacus and Arif Melikov's Legend of Love directed by Yuri Grigorovich and Anuta by Valery Gavrilin staged by Vladimir Vasilyev. The tour will be opened on September 27 with the "Spartacus" ballet, which became the sixth staging of the legendary choreographer on the Ufa stage. Before that, there were "Vain Precaution", "Don Quixote", "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake" and "Corsair".

The Ufa "Anuta" will continue touring in Perm, the premiere of which opened the 20th International Festival of Ballet Art named after Rudolf Nureyev in 2015.

The Bashkir theater will finish the tour with the ballet "The Legend of Love" on September 29. This is the seventh production by Yuri Grigorovich at the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater.

All three performances selected for the "Big Tour" program can fully demonstrate the high level of the ballet company of the Bashkir theater.


Kuwait is interested in Bashkir honey and koumiss


UFA, 28 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.On September 26, a delegation of Bashkortostan presented the economic and investment potential of the republic at the Agricultural Agency of the State of Kuwait. The presentation was made by the Chairman of the State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations Ruslan Mirsayapov, who named oil and gas and petrochemicals production, design and construction of oil refining complexes, as well as services in this area as priority sectors of cooperation. Also, the export of multipurpose helicopters, chemical products, and woodworking products are among the promising areas.

The republic is ready to supply agricultural halal products, grain, vegetables and mineral water to Kuwait. Entrepreneurs of Bashkiria presented technologies for breeding difficult-to-cultivate plants, desalination of water. Particular attention was drawn to the production of honey and sublimed koumiss, as well as a description of the beneficial properties of both products.

More than 40 companies from Kuwait took part in the presentation. During the B2B meetings between the business structures of Bashkortostan and Kuwait, contacts were established for further interaction. Negotiations are planned with the leadership of state bodies and visits to enterprises.

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