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The creation of a unified investment map of the country and a prototype of an information portal for supporting investment projects were discussed.
The first meeting of the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the area of ”Investments” took place. The participants of the event discussed the creation of a unified investment map of the country and a prototype of an information portal for supporting investment projects, which was developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia on the basis of regional information systems of Moscow, the Republic of Tatarstan, Moscow, Kaluga, Tula and Sakhalin regions.
“We are talking about the creation of stable, unchanging and, most importantly, universal rules for the implementation of investment activities at the level of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. These rules should be unified, understandable and simple, ”said Andrei Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister, co-chairman of the commission, at the meeting.
As the First Deputy Prime Minister pointed out, the work on creating such rules consists of several blocks. The first is the “investment declaration”, which reflects the region’s plans for investment development in the near future, priorities and incentives for investors. The second block of work is the creation of a set of investment rules, which is step-by-step algorithms for actions in key cases for investors (for example, rules for joining networks, rules for obtaining permits). Then – the creation of a digital investment map of the regions with detailed, constantly updated information that is necessary for the subject.
An important block of work will be the launch of a consultation mechanism on issues that investors have at the regional level. The need for such a tool is also confirmed by business representatives. We are talking about the so-called investment committees, which can be based on the ASI standard, which exists in many regions. Also, a “one window” will be created, where the investor comes to navigate to solve the problems that arise in this region.
In addition, it is planned to create registers of investment projects in the constituent entities. Inclusion in the register is expected on a declarative basis, but it will be mandatory for projects that receive support in the region, and projects for which the region claims to be compensated for costs from the federal budget.
Five pilot regions have already been selected, where new investment rules will be introduced – these are Sakhalin, Tula, Moscow, Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod regions.
The Governor of the Sakhalin Region, co-chairman of the commission Valery Limarenko said at the meeting that the basis of a unified information system for investment development of regions will be the formation of a minimum set of requirements for regional information systems, thanks to which it will be possible to establish uniform standards for providing services to investors.
This list should include general information about the region, a list of investment projects, the availability of free land plots and real estate, investment benefits. He also stressed that the system will contain information about transport and logistics, engineering and educational infrastructures, as well as information about construction companies working in the region, special tax regimes and the administrative-territorial division of the region. The portal will provide an opportunity to apply for the recruitment and retraining of personnel. Special attention will be paid to service support for investors. Through the portal, it will be possible to apply for participation in investment projects, receive services from executive authorities, regional development institutions, and so on.
The committee’s meeting was also attended by Secretary of the State Council Igor Levitin, Governor of the Tula Region Alexey Dyumin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, President of Delovaya Rossiya Alexey Repik, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ESN Group of Companies Grigory Berezkin, President of Transmashholding JSC Andrey Bokarev, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, chairman of the board of directors of Sistema JSFC, heads of other constituent entities of the Russian Federation, representatives of federal executive authorities who are members of the commission.
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