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08.04.2009

Kuban and Italy: accrual cooperation

Krasnodar region became the one of five regions where there took place the actions of the Russian-Italian forum starting in Moscow.  

In the congress hall of the exhibition centre "Krasnodarexpo" this forum gathered more than 300 businessmen of the Italian Republic, Krasnodar region, including Sochi, and also the Rostov region. The Italian delegation was headed by the first economic secretary of embassy of Italy in Moscow Lorenzo Fanara. It consisted representatives of 70 companies of industrial, building, agricultural, bank, consulting sectors, and also various institutes of the state support of the Italian business.

While opening the Russian-Italian conference in Krasnodar, the First Vice-Head of the region Dzhambulat Hatuov noted:

- Italy is the old reliable strategic partner of Krasnodar region. Our cooperation is promptly developed: during the last 5 years the foreign trade turnover has grown in 5 times and the last year exceeded 560 million dollars. Today in relations of Krasnodar region with Italy there is not only interest of business partners, but also warmth of old kind friends. We help the Italian and Russian businessmen to find the shortest way to each other and to joint projects.

D.Hatuov informed in detail the Italian businessmen on advantages of business dealing in the region and the best investment projects in industrial, agricultural, building complexes, and also about export offers of the enterprises of Krasnodar region.

It is necessary to notice, that Krasnodar territory has represented already for 5 years to the Italian business the investment possibilities. Durong this time at forums and presentations tens investment agreements, and also agreements on bilateral cooperation of our region with a Milan province and Calabria region were signed. The representation of Krasnodar region in Lombardys and Redzhio-Emilija regions successfully functions. In August of the last year in Krasnodar the Honourable consulate of Italy was opened.

Today about 20 companies successfully do the business with the Italian investments in Krasnodar region, and also a number of investment projects is realised. Cooperation develops in agriculture, manufacture of furniture, footwear, деревообработке.

And it - only the beginning. Italians are ready to build the new enterprises on Kuban and to conduct the big buildings, such as Olympic objects in Sochi, motorways and port in Taman.

For a forum operating time in capital of Kuban the Italian businessmen have spent more than 700 meetings with representatives of business of edge. During these meetings each delegate of a forum a smog present the business and find potential business partners.

New partners now have a possibility to meet more often. The contract on the organisation of an air passage Adler - Krasnaya polyana has already been signed. Not far off a through air service between Italy and Krasnodar. To strengthen the Italian-Russian economic partnership the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - visas for entry into Russia and it means into Krasnodar region now to be made faster for the Italian businessmen.

Department of Investments and Project Support of the Krasnodar Region