Rus News Journal

RSPP has asked for Kozaka of guarantees of safety

Investments into the North Caucasus

Business still cautiously concerns new undertaking of the authorities on attraction of investments on the south of Russia though does not refuse to participate in it. Yesterday at board meeting of the Russian union of industrialists and businessmen (RSPP) the plenipotentiary of the president in Southern federal district (JUFO) Dmitry Kozak has hastened businessmen: on January, 20th, 2007 about the done work it should report to Vladimir Putin. In RSPP have assured: to it will be, about what to inform the president. However have asked to guarantee safety, return and profitableness of investments of investors.

trade union of oligarchs has invited g - to Kozaka that that has explained them a power line on interaction with business in attraction of investments to the North Caucasus. This theme in the end of September was designated by president Vladimir Putin. Then he has noticed that the south of Russia possesses huge potential for realisation proryvnyh investment projects, first of all in interests of people and improvement of quality of their life. He has addressed to large business with the request to pay attention to this region.

Dmitry Kozak, truth, has noticed yesterday that nobody compelled to invest businessmen to the North Caucasus. He has underlined that the president only has asked to look narrowly to region. And next year its plenipotentiary should report to the president three times: on January, 20th, on June, 20th and on December, 20th.

in reply to understanding g - n Kozak has promised RSPP that for them will be created as much as possible comfortable conditions for work in the North Caucasus. In the beginning of November the president has already given the commission to render to heads of regions JUFO all-round assistance to businessmen. The developed opinion that there is dangerous to work, the representative of the president named a stereotype. For bolshej persuasiveness g - n Kozak has addressed to statistics: in the majority of regions of the North Caucasus safety level even more low srednerossijskogo, and acts of terrorism for three years have decreased almost four times. The head of the Trumpet metallurgical company, the chairman of coordination council RSPP in JUFO Dmitry Pumpjansky has in turn noticed that prospects of participation in this region for the Russian business should be accurate and clear, excluding risks . The authorities should think how to guarantee safety, return and profitableness of investments of investors. G - n Pumpjansky also has suggested to choose as priority projects of region what remove infrastructural restrictions and are the locomotive for others.

earlier it was informed that for attraction of investments already in the beginning of 2007 RSPP plans to create the closed PIF, to begin with in volume of 100 million dollars with the subsequent road show on foreign platforms. But, despite loyalty of the power, business it is not ready to participate in restoration of economy of the south of Russia only the means. it is expedient to expand participation of the state in fund of direct investments, - has noted g - n Pumpjansky, - and also to allocate a quota in investment fund for the North Caucasus .

G - n Kozak has reminded that during a September economic forum agreements on investments into economy of the North Caucasus for a total sum 170 mlrd rbl. have been signed Now considered more than 30 projects for the sum 45 mlrd rbl. President RSPP Alexander Shokhin has informed, already is a little bright projects which can serve as a magnet for other investors. In particular, the head of the Russian Open Society UES of Russia Anatoly Chubays has initiated to construct small HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATIONS in region, the volume of investments into these objects is estimated in some hundreds millions dollars. And Dmitry Pumpjansky has declared possibility of development of a mounting skiing resort of Arhyz for what be required nearby 4 mlrd rbl.

TATYANA FROLOVSKY