Industrial investment projects portfolio exceeded 400 billion rubles in Bashkortostan
The total portfolio of investment projects in the industrial sector of Bashkortostan being implemented since 2020 exceeded 400 billion rubles. A significant share in it is taken by the initiatives of residents of the Alga special economic zone (SEZ), totaling 85 billion rubles.
On March, 2, at the collegium of the Ministry of Industry and Energy RB, the Head of Bashkortostan instructed the department to submit proposals for creating a second SEZ of a technical and innovative type in the territory of the Ufa agglomeration, taking into account the interests and capabilities of enterprises.
The collegium was held at PJSC "UEC-UMPO" as an online thematic session «Industrial Hour».
– Today, we are summing up the results of the challenging year of 2020. The pandemic and the decline in oil production affected the situation in the industry. Certain industries lagged behind quite significantly. However, we tried to support them, mobilize our resources and capabilities. As a result, the volume of industrial production has decreased by only two percent in our republic, – Radiy Khabirov said. – Our goal is to bring the industrial production index to 103.9 percent in 2021.
Among the most effective development tools, the Head of the Region noted the joint working groups with Gazprom, Rostec, and Bashneft. The republic will start cooperating with the structures of Roscosmos, Inter RAO, and UMMC in the same format.
The Russian Industry Development Fund provides serious support to the enterprises of Bashkortostan. The funds allocated to the regional economy amounted to about 2 billion rubles.
The Minister of Industry, Energy, and Innovation of Bashkortostan, Alexander Sheldyaev, explained that the key impact on industrial production's aggregate indicator had a decrease in oil production under the OPEC agreements.
According to him, in 2020, the Republic's Investment Committee considered 32 new industry projects worth 30.6 billion rubles with the creation of 3 thousand jobs.
– The last year has shown that the most effective and demanded measure to support industrial production was the financing of projects by the republican Industry Development Fund, which, according to the results of the first half of 2020, became the leader in the all-Russian rating of regional funds, – Alexander Sheldyaev added. – At the same time, the sum of all loans amounted to about 2 billion rubles, of which 1.3 billion rubles are attracted federal means.
In 2021, the adopted third package of measures to increase the sustainability of the region's economy through industry included such areas as support for import substitution and innovations, the timber industry, light industry, investment projects with total funding of 330 million rubles, as well as additional capitalization of the republican Industry Development Fund.