MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Russia plans to sign a cooperation agreement with Germany in the field of improving labor productivity, Deputy Economic Development Minister Peter Zaselsky said in an interview with TASS.
The interview has been published at the all-Russian portal "The Future of Russia. National Projects," which is operated by TASS.
"Recently, at a conference in Berlin, we discussed a preliminary possibility of signing an agreement with Germany. We will work further on an action plan for sharing experience, working with German and French companies and their suppliers in Russia," he said.
According to him, at present Russia is already cooperating on increasing labor productivity with Japan and France.
The national project "Labor productivity and employment support" is a continuation of the priority project of the same name, which has been implemented since 2017. The project’s key goal is to accelerate the growth of labor productivity up to 5% per year by 2024 against 1.4% in 2018 at medium and large enterprises of the basic non-oil-and-gas sectors of the economy, such as manufacturing, agriculture, transport and construction.
Earlier, the Russian government published information on its web site on 12 national projects, with implementation scheduled to be carried out by end of 2024. The key areas of the country's strategic development were established by the May 7, 2018, presidential decree. The document identified twelve priority areas - Digital Economy, Ecology, Labor Productivity and Employment Support, International Cooperation and Export, Education, Culture, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship and Support for Entrepreneurial Initiative, Healthcare, Demography, Safe and High-Quality Roads, Housing and Urban Environment, and Science.
The work on these national projects is aimed "at ensuring Russia's breakthrough scientific, technological and socio-economic development, raising the standard of living, creating conditions and opportunities for self-realization and revealing the talent of each person," the government emphasized.