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News overview: March 10-15

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15 March2024
News overview: March 10-15
The State Duma is discussing plans to develop a preferential regime for SEZs. Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economy Dmitry Vakhrukov notes that the development of SEZs should be “extensive”; for this it is necessary to continue working to remove restrictions and create additional incentives for growth. Thus, the department is considering the possibility of providing advances to regions for the construction of infrastructure, the costs of which will be reimbursed by the budget, as well as introducing some administrative relief for residents.

According to the Ministry of Economy, there are now 53 SEZs (there are plans to create new zones, for example, in Sheregesh, Tuva, Tatarstan and expand a number of existing ones), whose residents have so far invested 1.2 trillion rubles. (total declared 5 trillion rubles). According to preliminary data, in 2023 investments amounted to 400 billion rubles, which is twice as much as in 2022.

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Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug entered the top 3 regions with the largest VAT transfers to the federal budget (474 billion rubles), behind Moscow (1.8 trillion rubles) and the Moscow region (610 billion rubles). In total, 7.182 trillion rubles were transferred to the budget of the Russian Federation in 2023, which is 10.7%, or 693 billion rubles, more than in 2022.

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Bashkortostan

Construction of the RV-1 radio-electronic technology park has begun in Ufa, which by 2030 will become an unmanned aircraft cluster. The residents plan to produce a wide range of high-tech and innovative products - unmanned aerial vehicles, their components, as well as electronic components - sensors, boards, sensors, sensors.

It is planned to build facilities on a territory with a total area of 30 thousand square meters. m.: research and production center for unmanned aircraft systems, design center for printed microelectronics, all the necessary infrastructure. The anchor residents of the technology park will be the Astracom company and the Center for Information and Communication Technologies of Bashkortostan. The volume of investment in the creation of the RV-1 technology park will amount to 1.2 billion rubles. It is expected that by 2030, 370 jobs will be created at its site, and the volume of output of radio-electronic industry products will reach 4 billion rubles.

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Mordovia

In Saransk, JSFC Sistema and the Republic of Mordovia are creating a special economic zone of industrial production type on a total area of 205 hectares. At the first stage, it is planned to attract up to 8 companies as residents with a total investment of more than 12 billion rubles and create more than 750 new jobs, as well as put into operation 31 thousand square meters. meters of finished production space until 2026. One of the first residents of the new SEZ may be the Center for Hydrogen Technologies and the National Gas Company, members of the Sistema Group. At one of the industrial sites of the SEZ on the territory of the former Lisma plant, it is planned to establish the production of equipment in the field of hydrogen technologies and hydrogen energy, as well as to create a chemical engineering enterprise that will produce container plants for the production of low-tonnage chemical products.

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The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

This year, in Yakutia, together with Sberbank and the North-Eastern Federal University, it is planned to create an Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The Head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, spoke about this during a working meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Aisen Nikolaev noted that the republic works closely with Sberbank in the development of artificial intelligence. A campus of School 21 has been opened in Yakutsk, which is already showing good results in training IT specialists. In 2022, for the development of digital technologies, the republic introduced its own data center with a capacity of 400 kW.

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Tatarstan

The Investment and Venture Fund of Tatarstan became the leader in the rating of venture funds in Russia at the end of 2023. IVF RT financed 25 startups in 2023, which is 30% of all venture transactions in the Russian Federation. The volume of the entire Russian venture capital market in 2023 is estimated at $84 million. In particular, IVF RT invested in projects in the areas of FinTech, Business Software, HealthCare, Transport & Logistics, BioTech, PropTech, Consumer goods & services, IndustrialTech and FoodTech.

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Krasnoyarsk region

In 2023, a record 926 billion rubles were attracted to the region’s economy in the form of investments. Almost a billion investments were made in R&D, metallurgical production (191 billion rubles), oil and gas production (138 billion rubles), real estate operations and logistics (78 billion rubles). In terms of investment activity, the Krasnoyarsk Territory is consistently among the TOP 10 most economically developed territories. According to experts, the volume of the region’s gross regional product in 2023 exceeded 3 trillion 492 billion rubles. Compared to 2022, capital investment in the region increased by almost a quarter in nominal prices.

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Nizhny Novgorod Region

The Nizhny Novgorod Sokol aircraft plant will expand its production program with the projects of civil aircraft Il-114-300 and MS-21. In 2023, Sokol completed the state defense order for the overhaul and modernization of MiG-31 fighter-interceptors and handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Defense. In the civil aircraft manufacturing sector, by 2026 the company will repair, equip and put into operation 12 production sites under the diversification program.

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The register of small technology companies of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation includes 25 Nizhny Novgorod enterprises. These include commercial organizations that carry out their activities using innovative technologies. The revenue of such companies varies from 1 million to 4 billion rubles. in year. In total, more than 1.7 thousand such enterprises are included in the federal register. Being included in the register makes it possible to receive preferential loans in the amount of up to 1 billion rubles. at a preferential rate of 3% per annum for investment or working purposes. Enterprises that use technologies from the list of 14 priority high-tech areas to create products can apply for preferential loans. Among them are technologies related to artificial intelligence, quantum communications, hydrogen energy, modern and future mobile communication networks.

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The region will continue to subsidize enterprises producing automotive components. State support will cover the reimbursement of interest rates on the creation of new enterprises that provide serial production of components and assemblies for vehicles and special equipment, or the modernization of existing ones. In 2023, the Nizhny Novgorod auto industry began to recover after several years of continuous decline. In January 2024, industry enterprises doubled production in annual terms.

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Novosibirsk region

The commissioning of the new NSU campus will increase the number of students by 20% to 12 thousand people, of which 3 thousand are foreign students. As part of the first phase, a complex of dormitories with 690 beds, an educational building and a leisure center will appear. The total area of the NSU campus will be more than 78 thousand square meters. m, the total area of the first stage is 38 thousand square meters. m. Completion of the first stage is scheduled for the summer of 2024. The construction of second-stage facilities is underway: the research center (SRC) of the university, the educational and scientific center of the V. Zelman Institute of Medicine and Psychology. The total cost of construction is more than 11 billion rubles.

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Ulyanovsk region

The signing of the Program for Assistance to the Development of the Industrial Site of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant for 2024-2026 took place between the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region and Sollers PJSC. The document was signed by Governor Alexey Russkikh and General Director of Sollers PJSC Nikolay Sobolev. The program provides for measures to develop the automotive industry and infrastructure of the industrial territory of UAZ LLC. Also, the head of the region, Alexey Russkikh, and the general director of Sollers PJSC, Nikolay Sobolev, signed an agreement to invest in the development of the production of automotive components in the Ulyanovsk region. As part of the investment project, it is planned to create new, increase and modernize existing production facilities for the production of engine components and chassis elements for cars of the UAZ and Sollers model range.

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