Ostrovsky: Smolensk must be in the TOP 20 regions for climate

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Smolensk oblast until the end of 2017 should enter the top twenty of the leaders of the National rating of investment climate, said the head of the region Alexey Ostrovskiy.

«Attracting investment and developing public-private partnerships and proper functioning of areas of advancing socio-economic development is a strategic task for the region. According to the results of the National rating of investment climate in Russian regions, today the Smolensk region has topped the list of subjects of the Federation, showed the best dynamics. In comparison with last year the oblast has climbed 49 positions and occupies the 31st place. My objective is to 2017 to make another breakthrough — to be in the top twenty of the leaders of the National rating of investment climate», — said Ostrovsky at the meeting of the regional Council for economy and investment.

In a press-service of the regional government reminded that in the framework of measures to improve investment climate in the region is carried out purposeful work on provision of support, including financial entities. With this aim, the region has established the Center for cluster development, business support Centre, in 2017, the Center of export support. In addition, last year, despite the reduction in Federal funds, from the regional budget to provide financial support to entrepreneurs were allocated 121 million roubles, which is seven million rubles more than in 2015.

In addition, the Governor recommended heads of municipalities to work with businesses ahead of the curve.

«We need to introduce this practice to even before the official filing of documents for the granting of entrepreneurs of a particular municipal service profile officials, these materials have previously studied, and as a result, after the documents had no reasons for refusal for some formal occasions. The same applies to procedures for submitting documents to obtain permits for construction through multipurpose centers», — said Ostrovsky.

The press service reminded that on the territory of advancing socio-economic development «Dorogobuzh» currently has five investment projects. Among them — the creation of a modern automated Laundry complex with a disinfecting unit with the possibility of renting of linen and workwear, manufacture of meat and mushrooms, as well as enterprise, specializing in the Assembly of medical and veterinary equipment.

According to Ostrovsky, Dorogobuzh is the only CFA in the territory of priority development. «There is still a lot of work. As a first step for entering new production areas it is possible to consider the construction of a new phosphate fertilizer plant. This project, which will be implemented involves investment of more than $ 350 million and the creation of a significant number of jobs», — said the head of the region.