30 june 2011

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses the United Russia party’s interregional conference of regional branches in the Urals Federal District devoted to The Strategy of the Social and Economic Development of the Urals until 2020. Programme for 2011-2012

Vladimir Putin

At an interregional conference of United Russia

"We must rely above all on our citizens, on the people, supporting their desire for self-fulfilment professionally, in business and in public activities for the good of the Russian nation.”

I. The Kurgan Region

Project: Veles Meat Processing Company

As part of this project, Veles will purchase pigs and transfer them to farmers for fattening. The company will provide the farmers with fodder, veterinary supervision, training and educational materials.

Total investment: 16 million roubles

Investor: the project is fully sponsored by the Veles company

Implementation period: April 2009 – present

Social impact of the project: additional jobs creation, improved living standards in rural areas, livestock development.

II The Sverdlovsk Region

Project: Ural Pharmaceutical Cluster

The project’s objective is to develop, produce and sell modern medicines and medical equipment. The Ural pharmaceutical cluster is a high-tech complex of interconnected production and infrastructure facilities.

The project is spearheaded by the Yunona Holding (Yekaterinburg) and involves 25 companies.

Total investment: 27.3 billion roubles (internal funds: 20%, bank loans: 20%, government subsidies: 53%, capital investment in public infrastructure by the government: 7%).

Implementation period: 2010-2015

Social impact of the investment project: creation of quality and affordable Russian-made medicines, public health improvement, creation of new jobs, fostering innovative science, and pharmaceutical industry development.

III. The Tyumen Region

Project: Tobolsk Industrial Hub development and creation of a polypropylene production facility with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year.

The project aims at creating a new polypropylene production facility, which will include a propane dehydrogenation plant for processing propane to propylene, and a plant to produce polypropylene of propylene.

As a result, the region will become Russia’s largest producer of polypropylene, which is a strategic raw material for the development of a broad range of industries and for industrial and consumer goods manufacturing.

The emergence of a major high-quality polypropylene producer will spur the creation of new facilities producing polypropylene-based goods, and stimulate import substitution.

It is expected that 60% of the output will be sold on the domestic market, and 40% (200,000 tons) will be exported.

Investor: The companies Tobolsk-Polymer, Tobolsk-Neftekhim and Sibur Holding.

Total project cost: 84,868,000 roubles (including VAT), of which loans will account for 47,432,000 roubles (the State Corporation, The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs) and internal funds will account for 37,436,000 roubles.

Implementation period: 2007-2013

Social impact of the project: creation of 689 permanent jobs at the designed capacity, and several thousand jobs during the construction period.

IV. The Chelyabinsk Region

Project: Tourism development in the Southern Urals

The project aims at creating and developing infrastructure for downhill and cross-country skiing, yachting, corporate events and conventions, hotels and other tourism facilities.

Investors: The Solnechnaya Dolina and Zolotoy Plyazh companies.

Total investment: 3,057,099 roubles

Implementation period: 2002-2015 (phased commissioning of the facilities in 2011-2015)

Social impact of the project: creation of the first top-level all-season resort in the Southern Urals, creation of 457 new jobs.

V. The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region  - Yugra

Project: Associated petroleum gas processing

The project involves the construction of liquid hydrocarbon extraction plants, gas fractionation plants and power generation systems, as well as life support, storage, and transportation facilities for gas fractionation products. The project includes:

- Construction of a gas processing plant at the Prirazlomnoye deposit (Obgasprocessing). Required investment: $109,426,000. Launch period: the third quarter of 2011. Cost recovery period: five to seven years.

- The associated petroleum gas processing project at the Shapsha and Salym group of oil fields. The required investment is $211,700,000 and the cost recovery period is seven years. The project will be launched in the forth quarter of 2011.

- Production of containers, used to store and transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by road, rail and sea.

A contract has been signed for the production of 1,200 containers. A new contract is expected for the production of additional 1,000 containers. The current contract is worth more than one billion roubles. The social impact of the contract involves the creation of 280 jobs and the promotion of inter-regional cooperation among related industries throughout Russia.

VI. The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District

Project: Deer farming development

The project’s main objective is to create a powerful impetus for the development of deer farming in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, and specifically in the Tazovsky, Shuryshkar, Krasnoselkup, Pur and Nadym districts.

The project, in part, proposes to introduce a number of new deer farming methods, including pasture fencing, pre-slaughter fattening, etc. This will lead to a 90-95% reduction in the deer death rate during forage shortage periods, and will help save millions in losses incurred annually by deer farms in the Far North. It will save 3,500 to 4,000 roubles on every 1,000 roubles invested.

In addition, due to a stable demand for venison in the foreign (primarily European) markets, the project is aimed at increasing exports of venison from the Far North. The major foreign markets are Germany, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries. The market capacity is over 190 million euros per year with a purchase price of 2 euros per kilogram of meat.

The implementation of the project will provide increased employment of the local population and the indigenous peoples of the Far North. 

The project implementation period is 2011-2020.