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17.01.2014

Denis Manturov: “Within five years we can create about 300 industrial parks"

According to experts of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, within five years it may be created not less than 300 industrial parks. Moreover, as noted by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov during the plenary discussion on "Future industrial structure” at the Vth Gaidar Forum - International scientific and practical conference "Russia and the World: Sustainable Development", they can be created, both on the basis of vacant space and areas of existing plants and on newly allocated territories.

"I expect that we will adopt a sub-programme for development of industrial parks in the first quarter of this year. All business initiatives and government support measures in this direction will be fixed there”, - said the Head of Ministry during the discussion .

Denis Manturov stressed that for industrial parks there are defined sizes of the premises, the criteria for support approaches of this direction and according industries in frames of which industrial parks act. Mainly this is IT technologies, while the specificity of industrial parks - processing industries .

"First and foremost, industrial parks are aimed at refining, metallurgical industry, chemistry processing, creation of new industries and areas”, - said Denis Manturov .

The Head of Trade Ministry mentioned that the uniqueness of this trend is in fact that it has been created by the business itself over the past 7 years.

“This term was generated not by the government, business created an institute where this formation exists today. First of all, it is a self-regulatory organization - Association of Industrial Parks. Even the Standard was elaborated proactively by the Association. Currently in Russia there are 36 operating industrial parks and a total of about 80 including parks under construction and received accreditation from the Association of Industrial Parks. In this direction now we have worked out a package of initiatives. Primarily, this interest rate subsidies on loans for establishment of industrial parks. Also added support measures and compensation up to 10 % for the costs for creating of industrial park. As well it is compensation up to 75 % of all costs for connection to utility networks. Definitely, in conjunction with the direct investments from the government in the form of subsidies, we reckon on tax preferences, which the President noticed in his message and which were mentioned yesterday by the Prime Minister - tax preferences, tax holidays for new manufacturers. By the way, at the end of last year I visited one of the industrial parks in the industrial zone of the Ulyanovsk region - "Ulyanovsk nanocenter”. This corporation also actively participates in the localisation of new high-tech enterprises that are engaged in the creation of new materials and new technologies in medicine and pharmacy”, - said the Minister of Industry and Trade .

Source: www.minpromtorg.gov.ru

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