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23.01.2009

Aleksey Agafonov: "Our aim is not to lose growth rates of the economy of the region and to save investment volume at the level of last year"

Aleksey Agafonov: "Our aim is not to lose growth rates of the economy of the region and to save investment volume at the level of last year". The task of the governor upon investment attraction is fulfilled in corpora – 318.5 billion rubles are invested in the economy of Krasnodar region in 2008. It for 20.5% increases the figure of 2007. Aleksey Agafonov noticed that the region still has the best investment climate in Russia, and no declared investor pulled out the realization of the project at the territory of Kuban.

 - Our aim is not to lose growth rates of the economy of the region and to save investment volume at the level of last year, - announced the vice-governor upon the economic development Aleksey Agafonov at his first press conference in the administration of the region.

He stressed that the regional authorities first of all plan to provide the realization of large investment projects in the final stage of the building, which create "points of increase" in each municipality.

According to Aleksey Agafonov Krasnodar region got a serious competitive advantages at food, tourist and other markets in the terms of dollar rate growth. But each investor must be won back from the nearest and distant neighbors in new economic conditions. That’s why all economic departments of the regional administration will carry out more active search of investors and new forms of interaction with business.

- Business must make its work, and authority must provide the government support, lift the administrative obstacles, - noticed Aleksey Agafonov. – And the main task here is to separate those who really want to work from those who try to speculate in crisis. We should not to admit the stage when entrepreneurs become dependants of the government.

Aleksey Agafonov believes that government expenses must stimulate the economy development, and resources of the authority should be directed to measures, not allowing banks to leave to foreign exchange market, but accredit real economy.

According to press service of administration of the region.

Department of Investments and Project Support of the Krasnodar Region