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VORONEZH, September 1 (Itar-Tass) — At the forthcoming investment forum Sochi-2011, a delegation of the Voronezh Region will introduce a project for the establishment of a Maslovo industrial zone, Anatoly Bukreyev, head of the regional department for economic development, told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Bukreyev said the Maslovo industrial cluster will be presented as an example of interaction between the authorities and businesses. This applies primarily to measures of state support for investors, interaction advantages, as well as transport and engineering infrastructure of the industrial zone.
The area taken up by the Maslovo industrial cluster totals about 600 hectares. Voronezh Region has received 427 million rubles from the RF Regional Development Ministry for the establishment of infrastructure and added 120 million rubles to the sum from its own budget. Bukreyev's estimate is that the aggregate amount of expenditure on industrial zone infrastructure will be 14,600 million rubles before 2015.
The Siemens transnational concern is already building a large plant in the Maslovo zone for the production of high-voltage transformer equipment. The value of the project is over 1,500 million rubles. The plant is to be put into operation in 2012. Besides, the Armax Company will invest 4,300 million rubles, before 2013, in the construction of a production logistics complex.
The region has also begun to implement a project for transfer by the Voronezhselmash Company of a farm machinery manufacturing enterprise to the industrial zone. Investments in the project amount to 1,500 million rubles.
The Verofarm and Soyuzkomplekt companies, the Belstar-Agro holding, and other businesses also intend to implement projects in the Maslovo industrial zone, the departmental chief added.
The tenth jubilee international investment forum Sochi-2011 will be held from September 15 to 18 under the auspices of the RF government.