MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Agency of Strategic Initiatives /ASI/ has approved 40 projects, where ten of them will be launched soon, Director General of the Agency Andrei Nikitin said during his meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday.
Every week, the agency is receiving about 40 projects, he said.
“Now, about 70 projects answer the agency’s criteria, and 40 of them are approved by the expert council,” he said. “We have already worked out certain measures for ten of them, thus they will be able to start.”
He mentioned a project of Polymerteplo Company, which is done jointly with Vnesheconombank, Sberbank and the Ministry of Regional Development.
“This project will let us organise a financing scheme, where housing pipes will be replaced in spring, as opposed to autumn before the heating season, thus reducing energy losses in the housing sector,” Nikitin said. “The scheme we are designing will be available for other companies, which are like this one.”
Nikitin also spoke about the project of Interskol Company and the Izhevsk mechanical plant.
“You instructed us in May to help them,” he continued. “Now, this project is at the stage of implementation, so all agreements are in place and the Izhevsk plant is getting ready for modernisation, and the company is placing its producing facilities in Russia.”
Besides, there are projects in the Young Professionals block.
“Under the Vertical Flights project, we have enrolled first students to the virtual educational centre, and the progress is very good,” he said.
Nikitin highlighted an interesting situation in the block of social initiatives.
“A huge amount of initiatives, related to organisation of private kindergartens, with modernisation of kindergarten buildings, and now one kindergarten in Yekaterinburg is being modernised,” he said adding that those leading projects and leading practices emerge in the regions where young mothers organise private kindergartens at their own initiatives. “We have analysed the practice, and the supervisory committee will study system changes to organise a block of private kindergartens.”