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Message from the Head of the Altai Republic,

Chairman of the Government of the Altai Republic

"Investment climate and investment policy of

Republic of Altai "


Dear colleagues!

Improving the investment climate - a key priority not only of the Government of the Altai Republic, but also of all the state bodies of our country.Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin paid particular attention to these issues in his message to the Federal Assembly last year. At the same time, in this year we continue to implement a number of major investment projects in the road sector, energy, tourism and manufacturing.A very serious large-scale work has been done in the Republic of Altai in specific areas to improve the investment and business climate. Let me briefly to remind.

The implementation of Regional investment standard


Back in 2014, we completed the implementation of the Regional investment standard.Currently, within a joint monitoring the entrepreneurial community of the Altai Republic and Agency for Strategic Initiatives regularly checks the effectiveness of the measures taken by the Government of the Altai Republic to improve the investment climate. As part of monitoring of the implementation of Regional, investment standard experts have confirmed that all of 15 elements of the standard have been successfully implemented.

Following the successful implementation of regional investment standards, we have started to implement the Municipal Investment Standard. In 2015, the Altai Republic has become one of the pilot regions for the implementation of municipal standard to improve the investment climate. The experience of Maiminsky district was positively evaluated  by Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation and  Agency for Strategic Initiatives at the International Investment Forum "Sochi-2015". Best practice of Maiminsky district of improving the investment climate at the municipality level is recommended for implementation across the country.

Pilot testing of the implementation of the standard on the basis of Maiminsky municipal district allowed to proceed to a comprehensive work of improving the investment climate in all municipalities without exceptions  of the Altai Republic. Implementation of elements of the municipal standard will enable business significantly reduce the time and cost associated with the interaction with municipal authorities. For example, the time required for licensing procedures in the sphere of land relations and the construction during the implementation of investment projects will reduce. In particular, the time of service for the issuance of land urban development plan will reduce in half: from 30 calendar days to 15 calendar days.

Since last year, the federal center has launched a new tool to assess the quality of the investment climate of regions - National investment climate rating of the Russian Federation, in which representatives of the regional business environment gave the assessment of the investment climate. The rating results in the Altai Republic were ambigios. Some of the indicators received high marks that was noted by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. However, some indicators were evaluated as unsatisfactory by business. Since the publication of the National rating results, the serious work has been done to analyze them.

There are the positive moments for business in the course of the made work, in particular, the deadline for receipt of construction permits are significantly reduced. In 2014 in the Republic of Altai building permits were issued on average for 268 days, at this time, this period was reduced to 60 days. The time for connecting to the power grid from 164 days to 45 days were also reduced. The value and other indicators were improved too.

Improving the investment climate - a key priority not only of the Government of the Altai Republic, but also of all the state bodies of our country. Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin paid particular attention to these issues in his message to the Federal Assembly last year.  At the same time, in this year, we continue to implement a number of major investment projects in the road sector, energy, tourism and manufacturing.

Implementation of project management

Since then, the Republic of Altai started to implement the principles of project management in the activities of the executive authorities of the Republic of Altai.Project management – the control system in which the goals of executive authorities are achieved by primarily through the implementation of projects. Project management differs from the ordinary activities by its focus on results.

As part of the project management will be implemented the principle of orientation on the result, special attention will be paid to increase the motivation of employees of state executive bodies. Motivation of staff at the result will increase the efficiency of public administration in general.

Now we have formed a project management bodies:

-  The Organizational headquarters, carrying out general  supervision of the project management;

We have already started to implement projects in the region, right now realized 34 projects on which we are practicing mechanisms of project management.

After testing  the project management system at the regional level, we will recommend to the municipalities to implement project management at their level, of course, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Altai.


Measures for elimination of administrative barriers

The special direction of improving the investment climate - a reduction of administrative barriers. In this direction, we are quite far advanced. I have already mentioned that in the Republic of Altai started to work assessment mechanism of the  regulatory impact of normative legal acts adopted and accepted  , under which before the adoption of normative legal acts affecting the interests of entrepreneurs, mandatory consultations with business representatives.

According to results of the rating of the effectiveness of the assessment procedures of the regulatory impact which was conducted by the Federal Centre at the end of 2015 year,  Altai Republic has risen to 33 place in the all-Russian rating, which indicating a positive assessment of the activities of the institution from the federal center. I recall that in 2014 we occupied the 46th place among the Russian regions.

One of the areas to stimulate economic activity, which we have already implemented in 2015 by adopting appropriate laws - reducing the tax burden for business, providing:

  • Providing two-year "tax holiday" for beginner entrepreneurs engaged in entrepreneurial activity in the industrial, social and scientific fields;
  • Expanding the list of activities for entrepreneurs, applying the patent system of taxation.

State support of business

One of the most important areas  is to support small and medium-sized businesses. In 2015, the government support was received by 4555 small and medium enterprises in the total volume of 756.6 million rubles.

As the result of work of the Guarantee Fund in 2015, 3 guarantees to entrepreneurs has been granted totaling in 22.1 million rubles.As the result of work of the Guarantee Fund in 2015, 3 guarantees to entrepreneurs has been granted totaling in the amount of 22.1 million rubles. The Guarantee Fund since inception (2009) supported in total 765 small and medium-sized enterprises in the amount of 741.3 million rubles.

Foundation for development and support of small and medium business of the Altai Republic in 2015 provided 131 micro loans in the amount of 78.2 million rubles (133 microloans in 2014). Since 2009, the number of borrowers was 611 subjects who have been granted 360 million rubles.

In order to support investors in this year, we gained the status of regional significance to three investment projects:

• Expansion of production and increasing the volume of spring water bottling and non-alcoholic beverages, the investor LLC "Altyn Suu";

• Construction of customs and logistics terminal "Tashantinsky", the investor of "Pride;

• Construction of a plant for the production of hydro-generating equipment for small hydro power plants, the investor LLC "Solar +".

In order to support investors in this year, we gained the status of regional significance to three investment projects:

• Expansion of production and increasing the volume of spring water bottling and non-alcoholic beverages, an investor LLC "Altyn Suu";

• Construction of customs and logistics terminal "Tashantinsky", the investor of "Pride;

• Construction of a plant for the production of hydro-generating equipment for small hydro power plants, the investor LLC "Solar +".

The presence of this status will allow investors to step up the implementation of these projects and get a number of tax benefits.

Taking into consideration the need for a broader support of investment projects implemented in the region, the Altai Republic`s Government signed agreements with leading federal business support institutions.

In particular, this year we signed a cooperation agreement with the Foundation for the development of industry and the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises.

At the end of my report, I want to say that the Government of the Altai Republic has done a lot to improve the business climate and there are positive results. However, we understand it is not enough; there is still a lot of work to  be done by all of us together.

Thank you for attention!

May 19, 2016