A meeting of the Presidium of the Government RB dedicated to the preliminary results of housing construction in 2013 and tasks for 2014 was held in Ufa. In Bashkortostan, there are almost 90 thousand people in the waiting list for housing. To improve housing affordability nearly all municipalities fixed the price per square metre of social housing. "We help people, we implement social programs to subsidize the cost of construction or purchase of housing", said Rustem Khamitov. “Yet the need for housing, especially affordable is huge.” In Bashkiria the construction of social housing was started in 2011. Last year 74 thousand square metres were built, it is planned to put into operation about 100,000. Taking into account the program "Social development of villages", resettlement of people from emergency housing, this figure should rise to 210 thousand square metres. The unified republican register contains now information about more than 11 thousand hectares of prospective land plots with the potential construction of housing up to 8 million square metres.
In Bashkortostan, the gross milk yield from the beginning of the year exceeded 1,617 million tons. The share of agricultural enterprises in this volume constituted about 603.7 thousand tons of milk.
The Bashkortostan Government approved an action plan to ensure the safety of hydraulic structures in the republic. The Order of the Government RB is signed on December 6, 2013. According to the website of the Government RB, the republican authorities are charged, and the territorial bodies of the federal government and municipalities are recommended to provide monthly to the Ministry of Nature and Ecology RB information about the implementation of the roadmap measures.
The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov in his interview published in the "Ufa" magazine commented on the " Kronospan scandal". “Scandals and conflicts are destructive in nature. But in this case, the results just as the saying goes — "every cloud has a silver lining". Investors have realised that simplistic approaches are impossible during the construction. Violations of construction and environmental legislation are unacceptable in the republican territory”, Rustem Khamitov said. According to the head of the republic, now investors arrange the documentation, receive all conclusions including environmental ones, and that the conflict should be settled. “Citizens will realise that "Kronospan" is not "an environmental monster" but standard, modern enterprise that will enable thousands of people to have a good job and salary. And, moreover, directly and indirectly, it will allow to make order in forest management”, the President said.
Since the beginning of 2013 more than 16.5 thousand unemployed Ufa townspeople found jobs with assistance of the Employment Service. More than 1.8 thousand people were sent by the Employment Service to free training and retraining to the trades in demand in the labour market.
As of November 6, in Bashkiria 1,781,000 tons of sugar beets are collected at an average yield of 351 kg per hectare. About 962 thousand tons were sent for processing. Sugar factories of the republic today processed nearly 540,000 tons of sweet root vegetables.
In Bashkortostan, according to preliminary monthly estimates, in January- September 2013, real disposable income increased by 3.6 percent compared to the same period of the last year. The average cash income was formed on average in the amount of 21,679.4 rubles per month, according to territorial body of the Federal State Statistics Service on Bashkortostan.
The consumer price index for goods and services made 99,9 percent in Bashkortostan in September. From the beginning of year the general price index has developed at the level of 104,3 percent, since September, 2012 – 105,9 percent, according to Bashkortostan Statistics Agency materials. Insignificant decrease in the general price level in the republic in September is provided by considerably fallen in price — by 14,4 percent — fruit-and-vegetable production, including potatoes.
In 2014-2016 an average rate of gross regional product (GRP) growth will make 105,1 — 105,3 percent. In 2016 GRP volume in absolute value will reach 1,6 trillion rbl. The basic variant of forecast of republican social and economic development was presented at the meeting of the Government of Bashkortostan on Wednesday by Vice-Premier Evgeniy Mavrin. According to the moderate-optimistic forecast, since 2014 the annual gain of investments will be increased from expected 5,1 percent current year to 7-8 percent in 2016. Stimulation of investment activity will lead to stable growth in construction rates — 106,4 — 106,5 percent. Rate of growth of industrial outputs in average annual terms will make about 104,3 percent for 2014-2016. The share of innovative production will increase from 6 percent in 2012 to 7,5 percent in 2016. Taking into account restorative processes agricultural production growth in 2014 will make 108,8 percent, the next years — about 105 percent. The export growth, according to Evgeniy Mavrin, may recommence in 2015, but it will be moderate, no more than 2,6 percent. Thus export of vehicles and equipment in 2014-2016 will increase up to 103,5 percent a year, its share in the general structure of export will increase from 4,5 percent in 2012 to 5,2 percent in 2016.
A forecast plan of the state property privatisation of Bashkortostan Republic for 2014-2015 is approved by the Governmental Order RB. The sum of expected revenues to the republican budget is 809,5 million rbl.