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17 September, Friday

Ufa   °

Rustem Khamitov congratulated citizens of Bashkortostan with Republic Day


Solemn meeting, devoted to the Republic Day, has taken place at the Bashkir State Theater of opera and ballet and the President RB Rustem Khamitov congratulated the comers with this event.

“Dear friends!” — he said — “Today we are celebrating special holiday – the day of the Republic, the day of our motherland, the day of the land, uniting all of us. When we pronounce the word “Bashkortostan”, a bright mosaic stands before our eyes:  the peaks of ancient Ural mountains, wide steppes, thick forests and blue lakes, oil derricks and plant pipes, farms and harvesters, cottages of the villagers and the roads, stretching far away. It took less than one century to make Bashkortostan a powerful, industrial, educational and cultural center and at that the Republic managed to keep its originality, the unique Bashkir culture and the languages of all nations, inhabiting the region. For these years the biggest in Russia oil-mining and oil-refining center, powerful machine-building and instrument-making, agriculture, building industry, metallurgy, light and food industry were made. We have science and education system, worth to be proud of. All abovementioned allows the Republic to remain one of the leading regions in Russian Federation and we have to say many thanks to all Bashkir toilers for that.

The main problem for us today is how to make the main predestination of the authority – to serve people -  a reality. For that the heads of all levels should leave their offices and conference-halls  and start talking to ordinary people, actively communicating  with them/ Power for people is my main thesis – not power for power but power for people, I repeat. This is the essence of my work. For many years our people were promised a lot. Now it is time to fulfill these promises, returning the fruits of labor to people through socially-oriented economics and budget, through social responsibility of business and authority. Now we – the authority – becoming open for mass-media — federal and regional. For 15 months we've studied the situation in all branches of economics, made certain corrections, determined the points of growth and organized a dialogue with all political forces in the Republic. In order to introduce our achievements in cultural, spiritual and sporting life we have held several big international forums, such as “Big Chemistry”, the congress, devoted to Karim Khakimov etc. We've gained the right to hold a summer biathlon world championship in 2012 and the International Winter Pupils Games in 2013. We do hope that the World Non-Olympic Games will take place in Ufa in 2021”.

Economics is the main locomotive of the progress, the President of Bashkortostan is sure, and it steadily reaches necessary dynamics. The head of the Republic has sited the concrete figures and facts of economic upsurge in industry and agriculture. Since the last year our industry is growing with the highest rates for the last 20 years. In January-August the rise made up almost 10%. here the Republic leaves the average all-Russian level behind. The President RB hopes the today's rates of economic upsurge will remain on the same level and steady interest of investors in our Republic allows figuring on that.

“According to this year's totals we expect the inflow of investments to the fixed capital for the sum of more than 155 billion rubles against 139 billion in 2010” — Rustem Khamitov mentioned — “Big industrial capacities at the Ufa Transformer Plant and “GASPROM NEFTEHIM SALAVAT” are put into exploitation. We've signed cooperation agreements with “RUSHYDRO”, LUKOIL” and “ROSNANO”, with the Russian Savings Bank and other biggest Russian companies. The all-Russian Gas Chemistry Center will be opened at “GASPROMNEFTEHIM SALAVAT”. Our refineries and the polyether plant are becoming the centers for production of chemicals. We have serious plans for development of mining operations jointly with “UGMK-Holding”. Bashkortostan widens export operations and cooperation with big Russian and foreign companies, with the business communities of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Holland, Japan and South Korea.

“We have to do everything possible to make our Bashkortostan strong and prosperous and this is our duty, the President of Bashkortostan is sure and for that we have everything  - well-developed economics, centuries-old culture, respected veterans and intellectual youth. “We are all the multinational population of Bashkortostan and there is great Russia, which support we always remained” — the President RB concluded.

The President of Bashkortostan with all his heart congratulated all those, “ working for the good of the Republic and the whole country”, wished everybody with the Republic Day and wished “health and prosperity and every success in your good deeds and beginnings”. The head of the Republic expressed assurance that “our land will become even more beautiful and we will be always proud of it”.

Olga Murtazina author: Olga Murtazina
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