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About 20 contracts for RUB 530 bln signed at Kranoyarsk forum

February 18, 2012, 21:24 UTC+3

“Their implementation terms vary from 2-3 to 5-6 years,” regional administration Head Viktor Tomenko said

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KRASNOYARSK, February 18 (Itar-Tass) —— About 20 contracts and agreements worth 530 billion roubles have been signed at the IX Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.

“Their implementation terms vary from 2-3 to 5-6 years,” regional administration Head Viktor Tomenko said after the forum on Saturday.

In his opinion, the most significant contracts were signed with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Russia Direct Investment Fund, the Skolkovo Foundation and other organisations.

“This year’s forum has beaten all of the previous records: 2,500 people attended the forum, which 1.5 times more than last year. We have officials coming with business ideas and for them not only from major foreign countries but also from 41 Russian regions as well as 25 leading Russian companies. All of them participated in the discussions at 40 sites,” Tomenko said.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the forum, thus lending more weight to the event. He participated in an open meeting of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives created by the federal government.

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov stressed, “We are about to adopt major decisions related to the development of governance and economic structures. It is encouraging that the forum has become a place where we could work out proposals that will provide the basis for national strategic decisions to be adopted in the future.”

“The task of the federal governmental authorities is to evaluate and study these proposals and use the best of them when drafting future legislative and regulatory initiatives,” the minister added.

The IX Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum was held on February 16-18 with the official support of the federal government. Itar-Tass acted as its information partner.

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