The amount of investment in the SEZ «Lipetsk» in 2018 exceeded 15.8 billion rubles

© Fotolia / Mikhail MarkovskiyЛипецк. Archival photoThe amount of investment in the SEZ «Lipetsk» in 2018 exceeded 15.8 billion rubles© Fotolia / Mikhail Markovskiy

The total investment of 10 residents of a special economic zone (SEZ) «Lipetsk» in the current year exceeded 15.8 billion rubles, which is almost one and a half times more than last year, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«This year in the SEZ «Lipetsk» has gone 10 new residents in the first half of five company with a total investment of 8.5 billion rubles in the second half, five more new companies with total investment of 7.3 billion rubles. At the same time last year, there were seven resident companies with a total investment volume of 9.5 billion rubles,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, among the new residents of the SEZ «Lipetsk» — the manufacturer of feed for cattle, OOO «Kargil-Lipetsk», an investor who is a famous American company, Cargill Incorporated, the developers of IT — technologies «global technology», which by 2021 is planned to open in the SEZ «Lipetsk» powerful data-centre — platform for storing and processing huge amounts of data. In addition, the SEZ became a manufacturer of hybrid seeds of sugar beet, OOO «FAC Seed plant», manufacturer of equipment for the production of protein-lipid concentrate (toprotein) used in the creation of animal feed «Zootech», and OOO «Sovasatom-M», which plans to create a high-tech enterprise for the production of a coarse-grained energy equipment.

As reported RIA Novosti, the acting head of the regional administration Igor Artamonov, half of the residents of those that wished to place their production in Russia, came to Lipetsk, «seven out of 15 is characterized by high attractiveness of the zone.»

«But that is not enough. We have here there is still room for development and a large Yelets area. And regional areas. We need them all to fill,» said Artamonov.

According to him, the new residents will provide high tech jobs for more than three hundred people. In particular, the company «global Tekhnolodzhi» the acting head of the regional administration proposed to think about retraining with subsequent employment of people with disabilities. In addition, IT company expressed its readiness to prepare professionals to work with the «figure» on the basis of the local Polytechnic University.