Ambassador of Brazil: "BRICS Summit in Ufa is a great opportunity to implement mutually beneficial projects"12 марта
In Moscow, a meeting of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in the Russian Federation, Jose Antonio Vallim Guerreiro with Deputy Prime Minister of the Government RB Salavat Sagitov and the First Deputy Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President RF to Bashkortostan Republic Rustem Vildanov took place. During the conversation, Salavat Sagitov acquainted Antonio Guerreiro with the socio-economic development of Bashkortostan. In particular, it was emphasized that the growth of the gross regional product is ahead of average indicators and by the results of the year 2013 is 103.1 percent, while foreign direct investment amounted to 240 million dollars, more than 3.5 times higher than in 2012. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil noted that Bashkortostan was a region with a strong infrastructure and powerful industrial potential. The parties discussed prospects of possible cooperation, in particular in the field of engineering, development of cluster light aviation, agriculture and tourism. Also it was discussed a possibility of presentation of socio- economic potential of Bashkortostan at the upcoming BRICS Summit to be held in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza in May 2014.
From April 22 to 25, Ufa will host the XXII International specialized exhibition "Gas. Oil. Technology 2014." The Order of the Government of Bashkortostan approved the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the exhibition, as well as an action plan.
250 companies from 28 regions of Russia announced their participation in Agricultural Exhibition in Bashkortostan11 марта
The XXIV International Specialized Exhibition "AgroComplex" will be held in the Bashkir capital from March 11 to 14. About 250 companies from 28 regions of Russia announced their participation in "Agrocomplex" -2014, as well as from Holland, Germany, China, Belarus , Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Ufa International Airport served by eight percent more passengers in February 2014 than in the same period of the last year, the press service of the Ufa Airport informs.
Within two months of 2014 the consumer price index in the republic reached the level of 101.4 percent. According to Bashkortostan Statistics Agency, inflation fell by 0.2 percentage points compared with the comparable index of 2013. The February index was 100.6 percent.
A tripartite agreement on cooperation in establishment and functioning of the industrial park "Pervy Zauralskiy" in Sibay is signed by the Ministry of Industry and Innovation Policy of Bashkortostan, the city administration and the individual entrepreneur Andrey Andreev.
Three Ufa project were among the winners of the First All-Russian Contest of Municipal Target Programs and Innovative Projects 2013. 140 best municipal programs of the Russian Federation took part in the final, which results were summed up recently in Moscow. Projects were presented in four categories: social protection, education, health and municipal facilities. Ufa submitted 11 projects.
Results of social and economic development of Ufa in 2013 reflect continuing positive trends. Many indicators became breakthrough for the city. Average wages in large and medium-sized enterprises amounted to 32.3 thousand rubles, which is higher than in 2012 by 14 percent. This was reported by the head of Ufa administration Irek Yalalov at a press conference on the results of social and economic development of the city.
Results of nationwide open competition for the best quality mark "Made in Russia" are summed up. Of the 500 works submitted for the contest the work by the art director of "Akopov design" studio Dmitry Mordvintsev is recognized the best. The letter "K" inserted in the pentagon will soon appear on all high quality products manufactured in Russia. According to the "Trud" newspaper, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation announced the competition in 2013. The competition was held as part of a quality assurance system of Russian products. One of the main objectives was promotion of home made products in the domestic and foreign markets. Since 2013, a similar project is being actively implemented in Bashkortostan. The State Committee on Trade and Consumer Protection RB is a developer of the "Product of Bashkortostan" sign. The "Product of Bashkortostan" indicates that the food is produced in the republic and complies with the legislation in the field of quality and food safety.
The weighted average interest rate on ruble mortgage loans in Bashkortostan amounted to 12.9 percent per annum at the beginning of December 2013. This is the maximum rate in the Volga Federal District and one of the highest in the country, according to the website of the Bank of Russia. This figure is higher only in Khakassia and Irkutsk region — 13.2 and 13 percent, respectively. The Russian average index is 12.5 percent. In other regions of Volga the weighted average rate ranges from 11.8 percent in the Orenburg region to 12.7 percent in the Udmurt Republic and Perm. Across Russia the range of average mortgage rates by regions is from 11.6 (Nenets Autonomous District) – to 13.2 (Republic of Khakassia) percent per annum. As the National Bank of the republic explains, different levels of the weighted average interest rate in the regions show the differences in the structure of mortgage loan portfolios and the market in general. So, if the weighted average term of loan granting was 171.8 months in Bashkortostan, then the Russia's average was 179.5 months, 178.4 months in the Volga Federal District. If the average size of mortgage loan in Bashkortostan was 1257 thousand rubles, then across the country it was 1634 thousand rubles and 1234 thousand rubles in the Volga Federal District.