The Generations Fund took part in the IV International Investment Forum named «Industrial Projects in Russia — 2013″ which was held in Moscow on 25th July. The annual Forum has become the most important event in the field of industrial building construction and localization of manufacturing in Russia. The main topic of the Forum was financing of industrial parks and creating conditions to attract investment. Gleb Nikitin, the First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation, and Sergey Belyakov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russian Federation, represented the country announcing the necessity of the state to participate in the development of industrial parks and to improve the system of state financing of industrial projects. Gleb Nikitin also highlighted the importance of the certification procedure of the Industrial Parks Association and suggested to form a national standard for an industrial park which will be determined by the legal texts.
The business community was represented by Alexander Galushka, Co-Chairman of the All-Russian public organization, who noted the importance of the development of businesses industrial parks as infrastructure for development of small and medium enterprises.
The general partner of the event was Sberbank Rossii, Central Bank of Russia, which declared about launching the program named «New Industrialization», aimed at creating and developing industrial clusters in Russia. Sergey Borisov, the Vice-President of Sberbank, and Yakov Novikov, CEO of Sberbank, presented a new credit product named «Industrial Park». The credit will be given for creating infrastructure and real estate objects to management of industrial parks, special economic zone and technology towns. The credit period is 12-14 years.
This year there were around one thousand participants of the forum from twenty countries and fifty regions of Russia.
The whole idea of creating industrial parks is very interesting as back in 60-70th years our country developed successfully thanks to introduction of such a program of the development of territorial- industrial complexes. The federal centre has created the product as industrial parks that will be popular in business around the world, and provides all-out support.
That idea has been widely used in China and Japan over the past thirty years. In my opinion, the only problem nowadays is the lack of legislation in that field and benefits, which are not easily to get from the Ministry of Finance.
On the territory of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region large oil companies and regional infrastructure institutes have experience in creating industrial areas. The Generations Fund has built a whole number of large manufacturing and industrial facilities over the past twenty years, one part of which is still under our control, and another one was sold at the exit of the investment projects. The implementation of the idea is possible if small and medium enterprises are interested in it.
So if you are interested in the development of your business in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region and you have some problems with logistics, creating necessary industrial infrastructure, siting or you have insufficient funds, then we can help you.