NA REGNUM, June 2. The Vice-Premier of Karelia Yury Ponomarev is satisfied with participation of timber industry enterprises of the republic in the international trade fair "Ligna plus 2003" that was held on May 26-30 in the German city of Hannover, correspondent of NA REGNUM-NEWSpb informes. Ponomarev has declared it on June 2 at the press conference in the Karelian Government where results of the trip of the republican delegation to Germany were summed up.
As the Vice-Premier has informed, the enterprises of Karelia have had almost half of the Russian exposition. On their collective stand which in length was 35 meters the information of the following 7 leading companies of timber industry complex (TIC) of the republic was presented: Onego Tractor Plant Open Society, Segezhsky Forestry and Woodworking Combine Open Society, Shuyales Joint-Stock Company, Karellesprom joint-stock holding, Zapkarles Joint-Stock Company, Medvezhiegorsky Timber Industry Enterprise Open Society, and Lahdenpohsky Plywood Combine Bumex Open Company. Karelian industrialists have held more than 100 negotiations in Germany with representatives of foreign companies producing wood-processing equipment, and also wishing to get production of enterprises of the republic.
Besides the delegation of Karelia has taken part in the Russian-German forum "Investment attractiveness of Russian TIC" where 4 investment projects on reconstruction of manufacture of factories and enterprises of the forestry branch of the region were offered.