An investment session was held in Norilsk, where investment proposals of the northern macro-district of the Krasnoyarsk Region were presented. The organizers of the investment session were the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and the Norilsk Development Agency with the support of the Norilsk City Administration. Representatives of 15 companies working in the field of construction materials production, engineering, design, construction, logistics and trade came to Norilsk from Krasnoyarsk to participate in the investment session. The event became an effective platform for discussing topical issues, opportunities for cooperation and future prospects, for generating ideas and creating collaborations between entrepreneurs and big business represented by Norilsk Nickel.
Maxim Mironov, Director of the Norilsk Development Agency, addressed the participants of the investment session with a welcoming speech: “Yesterday, the participants of our investment session visited the renovation facilities of Norilsk. I would like to note that the construction that is currently taking place in Norilsk can be called the second birth of the city, because for about the last 30 years there has been practically no housing built here, for example. And therefore everything related to the construction sector, including the production of building materials, was at a fairly low level. I would like to note that even large investments do not always give an opportunity to quickly start and swing here in the North. It is not easy to build and implement projects, so we hope for partnership and interaction with entrepreneurs, including those working in Norilsk.”
The investment session was attended by representatives of executive authorities and entrepreneurs of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, including those implementing investment projects in the status of residents of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
During the event, representatives of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation presented investment proposals prepared by the Center for Strategic Developments for the northern macro-district of the Krasnoyarsk Region: the creation of a northern glamping, the creation of an industrial park for the production of building materials and the production of mineral wool insulation. Such investment niches as the production of sulfur bitumen, dry building mixes, paint and varnish materials, aerogel insulation for pipes, plastic pipes and others were also presented. These initiatives can be implemented both in Norilsk and the Norilsk Industrial District, as well as in the Taimyr and the Arctic zone of the Krasnoyarsk Region as a whole.
The presentation of projects at the investment session was made by entrepreneurs of the Krasnoyarsk Region implementing investment projects in the status of residents of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Thus, projects for the construction of the Norilsk warehouse complex and a plant for the production of asphalt concrete mixture, the construction of the Ruslan children’s entertainment center were presented.
A number of business formats were also held as part of the business trip. Representatives of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and the Norilsk Development Agency met with Inna Zakiryaeva, Deputy Head of the City of Norilsk for Economics and Finance, and Dmitry Busov, Deputy Head of the City of Norilsk for Land and Property Relations and Entrepreneurship Development, in the administration of Norilsk. The participants of the meeting discussed the main priorities and directions of development of Norilsk and noted that one of the fundamental tasks for the city is to carry out a large-scale renovation of residential infrastructure. Currently, there is a shortage of construction materials, specialized equipment and workers in the district. These factors create additional difficulties that companies should take into account. The need and relevance in the formation of the register of investment sites in Norilsk, which may be relevant for future investment projects planned for implementation on the territory, was also identified.
As part of the delegation’s trip to Norilsk, a meeting of Krasnoyarsk entrepreneurs with the Norilsk Development Agency was also organized. The participants were presented with the main projects in the implementation of which the Agency participates, and also outlined the main areas of activity in which entrepreneurs can interact with the agency.
An important part of the event was a business meeting of representatives of the Polar branch of Norilsk Nickel with regional entrepreneurs, where participants were able to present their companies and learn about the mechanisms of interaction with Norilsk Nickel and its main deficits and needs in terms of interaction with other companies.
“We are very pleased that Norilsk Nickel took part in our event in such a large representative composition,” said Sergey Ladyzhenko, General Director of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation. – It is very important for us that cooperation between local producers and the largest enterprise in the region develops. This contributes to the sustainable development of the territory and obtaining multiplicative effects from the implementation of investment projects. Therefore, we are extremely interested in this.”
The participants of the event noted that such a format is effective for discussing topical issues, opportunities for cooperation and future prospects between entrepreneurs and big business. Decisions were made on the implementation of a number of projects and the continuation of cooperation between Norilsk and regional organizations supporting SMEs in the region.
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