Rus News Journal

Lesprom will feed with delays

Monitoring/ the wood industry

Vitse - prime minister Victor Zubkov has informed yesterday lesopromyshlennikam on the basic results of the first session of Council about development of a wood complex at the government of the Russian Federation. following the results of yesterday`s session to the ministries and departments will be given to work commissions the questions, rising a number of regions and business - mister Zubkov has informed, addressing to Union congress lesopromyshlennikov and lesoeksporterov Russia.

offered by business and governors a series of measures directed on maintenance of branch in the conditions of crisis, three ten points totals. However vitse - the prime minister has allocated yesterday the main thing. First of all will be it is worked a question of decrease in a rent for using forest plots (at the expense of a delay of payment, the account only actual volume of preparations and preservation of level of a payment for wood on a root at level of 2008). Besides, it is entrusted to departments to prepare offers on subsidising of interest rates under credits of the enterprises, and also about a delay for two years of payments under credits for realisation of priority investment projects.

Vitse - the prime minister has let know that the list of measures can be expanded. economic indicators of activity of a wood complex have considerably decreased, including regarding export - mister Zubkov has explained. Really, according to Ministry of economic development and trade, the index of manufacture of products in January - April, 2009 has made 71,1 % of a tree by corresponding period of 2008.

for stimulation of development of branch the government has already provided a number of preferences to lumberers. According to Rosleshoza, the volume of the privileges given for realisation of priority investment projects, is estimated in 1,2 mlrd rbl. Thus volumes of preparation the wood included in plans of realisation of priority investment projects and getting under privileges, three times exceed the requirements necessary for realisation of investment projects. In 2008 - 2009 the volume of preparation of wood also has made only 59 % from planned level. Rosleshoz specifies in necessity of increase of efficiency of use of the prepared wood, but does not specify, how much it is real in the conditions of demand falling in the world markets and sharp decrease in export of products Russian lesopererabotki. We will notice that to earlier discussed question of zeroing of export duties on wood for the companies realising priority investment projects, Victor Zubkov did not come back yesterday.