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KRASNOYARSK, February 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will allocate more than 100 billion roubles in the coming years for the development of its enterprises in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The funds will be provided to the Zheleznogorsk mining and chemical plants as well as the Zelenogorsk enrichment plant. This decision is fixed in the Cooperation Agreement, signed here on Monday evening by the Krasnoyarsk Territory governor Lev Kuznetsov and the head of Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko, the governor’s press service reported.
Under the Agreement, the parties agreed on measures for the successful operation of enterprises and organizations in Zheleznogorsk and Zelenogorsk, increase in the amounts of their tax payments to the regional budget, development of public-private partnerships, training and retraining of personnel for organizations and enterprises of the nuclear industry, as well as stimulation of innovation and entrepreneurial activity in these towns.
According to Lev Kuznetsov, “The Krasnoyarsk Territory supports the state corporation’s initiative to transfer additional taxes for the target development of production infrastructure of small and medium-sized businesses, social sphere of restricted administrative and territorial entities. Social investment is a clear priority for the development of the territories and the country as a whole.”
“These investments will allow us not only to consolidate the intellectual elite of the two towns, but also lay an attractive foundation for raising the scientific potential of Rosatom’s enterprises, their competitiveness,” the governor said.
Sergei Kiriyenko noted for his part that all the decisions on long-term development of the mining and chemical plants of Zheleznogorsk and Zelenogorsk enrichment plant have already been made. “In the coming years we will invest more than 100 billion roubles in the development of these enterprises. This will set a stable and clear-cut program for decades to come,” Kiriyenko said.
“We have no doubts about ensuring decent wages for our workers that will continue to grow at a quicker pace than the industry’s average. The urban development will also keep up with the development of the backbone enterprises – I mean the heating and energy complex in Zheleznogorsk, total reconstruction of the social sphere in Zelenogorsk and housing construction,” he said.
In addition, the parties drew up a plan of joint actions for 2012. Rosatom and the Krasnoyarsk Territory agreed to establish a specialised physics and mathematics school in Zelenogorsk. The regional government together with the town's administration will select and prepare an educational institution, and Rosatom will furnish the school with equipment and teaching aids.
A program for creating jobs in Zelenogorsk and Zheleznogorsk and the establishment of a single heat supply organization on the basis of the Zheleznogorsk thermal power plant will be developed.