Russian investors notice openness of the Ulyanovsk region authorities

A meeting of the region's government and business representatives took place on 17 March.

 The event was attended by twenty heads of Russian companies that implement investment projects in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. Among them were ZAO "Sozidaniye", OOO "Adon Gaz", OOO "Duet-Gidravlik", OOO "Tashlinsky Mining Company", OOO "Zhivaya Voda", OOO "Darkat", OOO "Sedrus", ZAO "AeroKompozit Ulyanovsk".

The Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov mentioned in his Investment message for 2017 the need to create the best conditions for doing business in the region. He noted that it is the framework for sustainable development. "In the last five years we did not make any new decisions which had worsened business conditions. In 2016, we ensured inclusion of this principle in the regulatory base of all municipalities. Moreover, we annually improve and develop our services on business support, attraction of investors. We also add some new elements", - the head of the region emphasized.

The Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region Alexander Smekalin explained the system of work with investors and businesspeople. “We were closely engaged with most companies during the beginning of their work in the region. Now, when the projects have been implemented and the enterprises are successfully operating, we continue to provide support and to swiftly react to all issues. Investors are not left alone with their problems and we want them to develop, to become more and more competitive. It will allow to increase tax revenues to the regional budget and to create new jobs for inhabitants of the region”, – the Prime Minister of the region said.

Within the meeting the following topics were also discussed: the possibility to reduce tariffs on electrical supply services for industrial enterprises of the region; the issues which restrain movement of vehicles along highways of regional and intermunicipal type during spring 2017; opening of an airport on the right bank of the Volga River. “Within these meeting we answer questions of investors and we are also interested in starting cooperation between them. In other words, for companies it is it not only an opportunity to talk to the government of the region but also to communicate among themselves and to establish partner relations”, – noted Sergey Vasin, the head of the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation.

Representatives of the enterprises noted usefulness and need for such meetings. "It is very important for us to have a direct dialogue with authorities and the people who make decisions. Here we can ask questions and plan concrete steps in order to solve problems in informal settings. Today I was able to receive answers to all the questions connected with our project. It took us quite a long time to decide where to place our enterprise and it was in the Ulyanovsk region where we were supported by the Governor and the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation. It allowed to "land" our project after just a few months and to create the conditions necessary to start its implementation", – said Valery Arkhipchuk, the Director General of ZAO "Sozidaniye".

ZAO "Sozidaniye" is implementing a project on creation of a modern technological enterprise for production of fire-resistant turbine oil in the special economic zone. The Governor Sergey Morozov reached the agreement with the management of the company at the International Investment Forum in Sochi in October 2016. The total amount of investments into the project will make 500 million rubles and at least 30 new jobs will be created.