Actual issues for business were discussed in Kazan at the VI Council on Entrepreneurship
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
October 11). The VI extended meeting of the Council on Entrepreneurship under
the President of the RT was held today in Kazan in the KRK “Pyramida”. Programs
to improve the business climate in the territories of the municipal regions of
the republic were presented, the results of a study of the business climate and
activity of entrepreneurs in the regions of Tatarstan were announced, and other
business issues were discussed at the event.
broadcast of the meeting was organized on the websites of the leading
republican media, as well as on the website of the Government of the RT. About
460 people were in the KRK “Pyramida”, including 260 representatives of small
and medium-sized businesses.
was held by Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT. It was attended by
Alexey Pesoshin, the prime minister of the RT, Farid Mukhametshin, the chairman
of the State Council of the RT, Asgat Safarov, the head of the Presidential
Administration of the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, Timur Nagumanov,
the authorized representative of the President of the RT for protecting
entrepreneurs' rights, and others. The moderator of the meeting was Timur
event, Rustam Minnikhanov reminded that it’s been three months since the
previous meeting of the Council (it was held on July 11 of this year).
we discuss issues that are problematic for business, we attract specialists”,
said Rustam Minnikhanov. “Solutions are being developed, and I believe that
such a lively, concrete, and joint work with you, entrepreneurs, gives results.
Today, we have created about 30 project groups, in which about 1 thousand
entrepreneurs take part. We understand that not all problems are under our
control, but we find solutions for many questions. Also, the work goes on those
issues, decisions on which should be made by other bodies, including federal
regulatory acts. There is a lobby in the State Duma of the Russian Federation,
there are opportunities through the Government and Parliament to bring those or
other issues to the federal level”.
to Rustam Minnikhanov, today the issues of small and medium business
development are very serious issues. But this is not only a question of the
country's leadership, the President, the Prime Minister, the parliament, and
ministers. First and foremost, these are questions for municipalities.
this work at the municipal level is not always properly organized”, said Rustam
Minnikhanov. “This is our fault since the leadership of the republic was aimed
at major projects. This is a special economic zone, industrial parks. And the
municipal level existed for a certain time on its own”.
work goes on industrial sites and municipalities, and the heads of
municipalities understand this topic correctly and are actively moving, but not
everywhere yet. That is why the republic has developed a system for assessing
municipalities in terms of the business climate in the regions, the formation
of business activity. The authorized representative of the President of the RT
for protecting entrepreneurs' rights monitors the situation.
medium business will not develop itself, it is necessary to instill these
skills and desire to work”, said Rustam Minnikhanov. “There must be some form
of support. Don’t be afraid! A person who goes into business should understand
that there are things that depend on you and not depend on you at all. This way
must be passed. And if our power and legislative structures and officials make
this a priority, then there will be a big breakthrough”.
Minnikhanov noted that the potential of the republic is huge. “We must equally
understand the tasks that are facing small and medium businesses today”, he said.
“An entrepreneur is a person who wants to earn money. He earns for himself,
pays taxes, and gives work to others. He forms the middle class. Municipalities
need a stable and self-sufficient middle class for the stability of the
Metshin, the head of the Nizhnekamsk municipal district, and Airat Khairullin,
the head of the Almetievsky municipal district, made a presentation of the
program to improve the business climate in their districts.
Nagumanov, the representative of the President of the RT for protecting
entrepreneurs' rights, presented the results of the rating of the business
climate and business activity of small and medium businesses in the municipal
districts of Tatarstan. The rating methodology was developed by the agency
“Magram Market Research”.
lines of the rating were taken by Vysokogorsky, Tyulyachinsky, Kukmorsky
municipal districts of the republic. Kamsko-Ustinsky, Mamadyshsky,
Leninogorsky, Aksubaevsky, Zelenodolsky municipal districts are below the
questions were raised within the framework of the VI extended meeting of the
Council on Entrepreneurship under the President of the RT.
conclusion, Rustam Minnikhanov thanked all those who were engaged in the
project groups of the council for the work done. “Many issues cannot be
immediately solved but we also have to find these solutions, we will continue
to work in the directions”, he said.
Minnikhanov also appealed to law enforcement and controlling bodies. Where there
is a legal vacuum, it is necessary to protect the interests of small and medium
businesses. “First we have to warn, to give the entrepreneur the opportunity to
rectify the existing mistakes”, said Rustam Minnikhanov.
A good form
is where the head of the municipal district meets with entrepreneurs monthly,
believes Rustam Minnikhanov. “We must solve problems. There is an order of
Vladimir Putin, the President of the country, to create conditions for business
development. The interests of small and medium businesses should be respected.
Yes, the order should be everywhere but there is also such a form as a
warning”, the press service of the President of the RT cites R. Minnikhanov.