Ulyanovsk Region: Enterprises of Social Importance Receive Financial Support Worth Four Million Rubles
Funds are provided to facilities where more than half of employees have disabilities.
The state support helps to reduce the cost of production so as to establish lower and more viable prices for the goods. It also allows to increase the output, to use extra funds for technical upgrades and to ensure that people with disabilities could find jobs.
The subsidies were provided to OOO "Dimitrovgrad ZhgutKomplekt" and OOO "Avtokontakt". By the decision of the region's Government, the funds were allocated to reimburse part of expenses for heat, electricity and water supplies, as well as wastewater disposal services.
“Thanks to Governor Sergey Morozov and the Government of Ulyanovsk Region, our company annually receives financial support from the regional budget to cover the cost of utilities. This helps us to improve the social security system, as well as to preserve, upgrade and create new jobs for physically challenged people of working age. We can also create better condition to help them unlock their skills and potential,” - said Mikhail Khalzov, Director General at Dimitrovgrad ZhgutKomplekt.
At the moment, the company has more than 300 employees; 167 of them are people with disabilities. In recent years, production facilities have undergone major upgrades: the company purchased modern equipment that allows to cut, stamp and control the quality of products simultaneously. In 2017 and 2018, OOO "Dimitrovgrad ZhgutKomplekt" received an award as the Ulyanovsk region's best enterprise in terms of employment for physically challenged people.
According to Andrey Tyurin, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region, reimbursement of utility costs is provided in accordance with the Government Decree No. 523 of September 15, 2020, and as part of the state programme "Science and Technology Development in Ulyanovsk Region".
One of the state programme's indicators is the increase in the number of new organizations that use technological innovations. Within the project, it is planned to carry out activities for scientific and technological development of the region, as well as to increase labor productivity and to improve the technology entrepreneurship system. In addition, there will be measures aiming to retrain workers and to improve their skills in order to support employment and to increase efficiency of the labor market as part of the Ulyanovsk region's participation in the Labor Productivity and Employment Support national project.