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Victor Svyatetskiy Elected for Deputy Chairman of the Industrial and Investment Council under the Head of Trans-Baikal Territory
At the meeting with editors-in-chief of regional newspapers, Natalia Zhdanova, Head of the Trans-Baikal Territory, and Victor Svyatetskii told the following: “Only economic growth, increase in the number of well-paid jobs and, as a consequence, tax revenue growth, can turn the current budget working on the principle of robbing one’s belly to cover one’s back into the treasury with sufficient funds for all social needs. The Council will study the proposals submitted by districts and business entities, generalize them, generate projects and draft proposals on the economic development programmes for the region.”
Viktor Svyatetskii will work on a voluntary basis at the Industrial and Investment Council. Support for the creation of Territories of advancing social and economic development will become one of the main activities of the Council. Victor Svyatetskiy: “This programme is not limited by Krasnokamensk, as several single-industry towns in the Trans-Baikal Territory can apply for such a status as well. We are going to attract investors to develop regional programmes for support and exemption from some taxes. A project manager will be assigned to each major project.”
By the way, the work on the draft Government’s resolution to award Krasnokamensk the status of a territory of priority social and economic development (TPSED) has already entered the final stage. Currently, the single-industry town management team is being trained at Skolkovo. When creating TPSED, it is planned to implement more than 20 investment projects, in particular, to expand the Dauria meat processing plant capacity, to create a wood processing complex and a hydrometallurgical plant for processing ores of rare-earth metals in Krasnokamensk; the possibility of processing refractory ores with gold grade is under consideration.
Victor Svyatetskii said that the meetings of the Industrial and Investment Council will be held at least once a month. The first meeting is scheduled to the beginning of July. He stressed: “We will primarily carry out field work in the districts of the region in order to personally examine the sites offered for allocation of production facilities, the promising companies, as well as to determine the support opportunities.”