The Fourth International Forum "Big Chemistry" to be held on May 29 and 30 in Ufa will be attended by representatives of the USA and Germany. This was said by CCI RB President Yuriy Pustovgarov during a meeting with media representatives.
Increase in payments for utilities should not exceed six percent in Bashkortostan in 2014. Indices of tariffs changes for utility services in separate subjects of the Russian Federation are approved by the Decree of the Government RF on April 30. The document was published on Tuesday on the website of the Government of Russia.
Bashkortostan will receive 200 million rubles for construction of the Sports Training Centre. The decree on the allocation of subsidies for construction of sports facilities in 2014 was approved by the Government of Russia.
Ufa hosts the II Euromoney International Investment Forum these days. A conference is devoted to the global, federal and regional investment environment and the key structural issues relevant to Bashkortostan and Russia as a whole. Euromoney participants will develop recommendations to address the issues raised. “According to the international rating agency Standard & Poor's, Bashkortostan is characterized by a conservative policy relating to costs”, the Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Neil Osborne said. “The agency expects that the republic will continue its accurate policy of cost control and continue economic growth. Bashkortostan is one of the most important regions of Russia, known for its active economic policy that has incentives for investors, encourages the development of small and medium-sized businesses, creates new opportunities.”
Total unemployment in Bashkortostan calculated in accordance with the standards of the International Labour Organization is 6.1 percent. Of 1 973.4 thousand economically active population of the republic 120 000 people — are unemployed. These are average findings of surveys on employment during December 2013 — February 2014.
Oil producers in 2013 increased the amount of air pollutants emissions by 16.1 percent compared to the level of 2012. According to Bashkortostan Statistics Agency growth occurred "in connection with an increase in oil production, gas flaring and amendments to the standards of maximum permissible emissions".
According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Bashkortostan, gross milk production in the republic since the beginning of this year amounted to nearly 262.7 thousand tons, of which 111.5 thousand tons were sold.
Ufa job bank now contains 13,000 available jobs, the metropolitan employment service informs. Businesses and organizations sent to the Ufa Employment Centre information about 31.4 thousand available vacancies.
Bashkortostan Government amended the procedure for selection of small and medium-sized businesses for granting loans at the lowest interest rate. Due to these amendments, the region plans to increase the activity of loans granting to small and medium-sized businesses. The corresponding decree was signed by the Government RB on March 13.
Foreign trade turnover of Bashkortostan developed in the sum of 14.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2013, which is by 7.9 percent more than in 2012. This was reported by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government RB, Minister of Economic Development Eugene Mavrin at a meeting of the republican Government on Wednesday. More than 92 percent of the foreign trade turnover is accounted for exports.