Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kuyvashev discusses agricultural, infrastructural cooperation with Crimea

Last week, Sverdlovsk Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev and Ural-area business leaders met with representatives from Crimean business and government during a two-day visit last week to discuss bridge construction in the region.

"In recent months, our city was visited by delegations of many regions," Crimean industrialist Andrey Pozdnyakov said at a July 16 briefing on the construction of bridges throughout Crimea, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta. "But the arrival of such a representative delegation of the Middle Urals particularly pleases us, because we hope to learn from your experience in building industrial potential of the region."

Later in the meeting, Kuyvashev noted that some members of the delegation from the Sverdlovsk region had already reached out to Crimean industrialists in an effort to consolidate the list of contacts from both areas to create a more efficient partnership.

Already, Crimean company SPE Start has begun developing ideas with Ural-area companies Kalinin and Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

"But we also hope to deepen cooperation between our small businesses and the Crimean manufacturing, forestry, light industry, pharmaceutical and other industries," Kuyvashev said, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta. "We hope that Crimean enterprises will take place and we have developed the production chains of import substitution.

Kuyvashev also expressed his commitment to enhancing Crimea's agricultural industry by sharing technological developments made recently by Sverdlovsk regional agricultural companies.

The agriculture industry in the Sverdlovsk region has grown nine percent thus far in 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.