“Perhaps the most important and the most difficult thing is for the state to continue creating a favourable environment, an environment that favours innovative activities.”
The meeting was held at the Centre for Technological Support of the Novosibirsk Academic Town Technology Park. Mr Medvedev and Mr Yurchenko discussed the development of technoparks, among other issues.
The prime minister has instructed the government to "take additional measures to extinguish the fires, to check that fire safety requirements are being met in populated areas located near woods, and to ensure that systems are in place for warning people of emergency situations."
The meeting focused on the wildfires in the region.
“The key issue is the modernisation of coal industry enterprises and facilities. We must encourage coal companies to upgrade and create the conditions for deep processing. This focus may be no less important – and could be even more important – than the general increase in production.”