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The Ministry of industry and trade has criticized metallurgists for quality products for the automotive industry and promised them state support for the development of new materials and technologies.
«With regard to the non-competitiveness of materials — indeed, our metallurgists had, in principle, and not able to do the metal for the automotive industry. This is me and on his shoulders is forced to place the responsibility», — said the Deputy head of the Ministry Alexander Morozov, speaking at the conference «Avtoevolyutsiya» organized by the newspaper «Vedomosti».
«And they have recently even relaxed and stopped doing it. They all began to produce rebar and plain flat-rolled products in huge quantity at the 3 penny began to fly for export,» — said Morozov.
According to him, the problem is that the Steelworkers have forgotten how to do intricate details and complex types of steel due to the loss of technological competences.
«We are now together with them and agreed jointly with the state scientific center «Tsniichermet» formed a state program on the development of competencies and materials for the automotive industry. We, including government, to develop for metallurgists technology, to co-Finance the necessary equipment», — he added.