MOSCOW, December 04. /ITAR-TASS/. The Moscow government on Wednesday is beginning a two-day presentation of the Russian capital’s investment potential for representatives of leading foreign media. Priority programs of the Moscow government aimed at improving the business environment, improving the quality of life in the capital, attracting foreign investment, Moscow’s promotion as an international financial center will be presented to more than 50 publishers and journalists from Europe, Asia and America, as well as the leadership of Russian-language publications and internet resources from countries of the former Soviet Union and beyond.
Moscow's department for foreign economic and international relations told Itar-Tass that a plenary session that would focus on investment in Moscow would be held on Wednesday. Representatives of foreign companies doing business in Russia will express their views on the real investment climate and conditions for doing business in the Russian capital. A series of briefings at which Moscow government officials will answer questions of reporters will also be held on Wednesday.
On the second day, the presentation of the investment potential of Moscow will be continued on the sidelines of the Urbanistic Forum that will be opened on Thursday, December 5. Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin will address the forum participants. The mayor had said that over the past three years the annual investment volume in Moscow had grown about 1.5 times — to $35 billion. The Russian capital’s authorities seek to attract foreign capital in the spheres of transport, in the provision of urban amenities and in medicine.
On Thursday, the presentation participants will be also familiarized with the Moskva technopolis, Avtoframos plant, Itar-Tass news agency, the editorial offices of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Vechernyaya Moskva newspapers.