Medvedev called for the support of small business in the implementation of national projects

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite in fotoreceptor of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. September 24, 2018Medvedev called for the support of small business in the implementation of national projects© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite the image Bank

Special attention in the implementation of national projects should be given to export of services and support of small businesses, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday during the meeting of the Presidium of the presidential Council on strategic development and national projects.

He recalled that in the framework of the project of international cooperation of exports will improve the competitiveness of Russian goods, and expand their presence in world markets.

«Special attention should be given to export of services, there are a number of areas where we can successfully move on is, for example, IT, construction, Finance, tourism, in the sector of agro-industrial complex, we expect to increase the share of goods with high added value,» — said Medvedev. He also noted that to accomplish this we need to improve infrastructure, remove trade barriers and create a complete positioning system the promotion of Russian products abroad.

Medvedev stressed that its contribution to exports can make a small company, which devoted a separate national project — small and medium entrepreneurship and support individual entrepreneurial initiative. In this regard, he said, you need to make business lending more accessible.

«The demand for loans still exceeds supply. Need to do this so that small and medium businesses still had greater opportunities to borrow on acceptable terms,» — said Medvedev.

He also pointed to the need to attract entrepreneurs to the system of public procurement.