Valentin Luntsevich, Acting Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Karelia and Acting Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia has made a reconnaissance visit to industrial centres of the Republic of Karelia – Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk, Segezha, Nadvoitsy.
Valentin Luntsevich met with heads of the leading enterprises of the center of Karelia and has visited main production sites. Speaking of results of his meetings, Valentin Luntsevich said that "as a whole, situation at the key enterprises is steady now: there is a demand for production, new workplaces are created. At the same time, there has been revealed some questions which, obviously, should be discussed and solved first of all. Main of them are definition of precise transparent investment strategy and research of opportunities to increase wages."
Let's note, that branch of NAZ-SUAL in Segezha region where more than 900 people work this year continued to increase production volumes of aluminium and alloys and in January-July it has made 39,400 tons of production or 121.5% to the corresponding period of 2009. The factory undergoes reconstruction. It is supposed to creation 20 new workplaces there.
Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill, Inc., being a part of Investlesprom Joint-Stock Company on results of 7 months of 2010 has also increased paper production volumes to 120,500 tons. This is 114% to the similar last year's period. The volume of investments of the enterprise in the first six months of 2010 has made 229 million roubles. Karelia DSP, Inc., in Medvezhyegorsk region being a part of Investlesprom Joint-Stock Company has lowered production volumes of wood chipboards by 17% in 7 months of the current year in relation to the last year's parameters. There are problems with production selling – higher price in comparison with other enterprises of the holding is caused by transport costs.
Kondopoga , Inc., in current year has made 439,320 tons of newprint. This is 101.9% to the last year. Volumes of investments in the first six months have made 697 million roubles. In total in 2010 it is planned to draw 1,3 billion roubles of investment funds.
During the working trip head of the economic branch of Karelia also has met with heads of regions and town settlements of the center of Karelia. Key topics for discussion were development of comprehensive plans for modernization of monoprofile settlements, creation of investment plans of territories, social and economic situation, opportunities to replenish budgets of territories through use of land resource, preparation of investment infrastructure, activization of work with the federal center – participation in federal development programs.