Press review: Macron’s 'independent policy' display and MC-21’s maiden flight to successPress Review May 29, 13:00
Tefft confirms Huntsman may soon replace him as US ambassador to RussiaWorld May 29, 12:17
Le Pen says Putin’s visit to France will bolster relations between countriesWorld May 29, 12:13
Russia to respond to diplomats’ expulsion from Estonia on tit-for-tat basisRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 11:49
French minister comments on Macron-Putin talksWorld May 29, 11:15
Russia condemns North Korea’s new missile testRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 10:17
Trump’s administration seeks to restart Ukraine peace process — mediaWorld May 29, 9:38
WannaCry ransomware may be authored by hackers from Southern China — mediaWorld May 29, 8:58
Russia’s Eastern Military District receives new shipment of Terminator helicoptersMilitary & Defense May 29, 8:18
MOSCOW, August 15. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a number of assignments after the meeting on rare-earth metals production and consumption held in Velikiy Novgorod on July 29, website of the Kremlin said on Monday.
In particular, the government is tasked "to consider reduction of the mineral extraction tax (MET) rate in respect of rare and rare-earth metals" by December 1. "Proposals on implementation of main and additional training and advance training programs for engineering staff in rare and rare-earth metals and additive technologies sphere" should also be prepared by that time.
The Cabinet is also assigned a task to actualize the rare and rare-earth metals industry development subprogram by April 15, 2017, "providing for activities aimed at widening application spheres of the said domestic metals in industry," the website says.