I.Metshin: “We are extending measures to support business, although this is a significant burden on the city budget”
Implementation of municipal measures to support small
and medium-sized businesses will remain in Kazan. Among the new measures,
subsidies for the implementation of startups and certification of products are
available for entrepreneurs. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin announced this
today at a staff meeting in the Executive Committee.
“Small and medium-sized businesses are suffering hard
times, so we are extending municipal support measures, although this is quite a
significant burden on the city budget”, - I.Metshin said.
For reference, the special regime of work of municipal
parking remains until the end of the year, the deferred payments for the
installation and operation of advertising structures in 2021 and 2022 have been
extended. For the second summer season, restaurateurs placed verandas at their
cafes free of charge.
“Kazan entrepreneurs continue to receive financial
support in the form of subsidizing part of the interest rate on loans issued by
authorized banks”, - first deputy chair of the Economic Development Committee
Guzel Mingazova informed. Business representatives also receive property
support under the Rental Holidays municipal project, she added.
In addition, on demand of the Kazan business community,
new support measures were introduced this year – subsidies for reimbursement of
part of the costs incurred from the development of innovative projects and
certification of products.
Since November 1, soft loans at the rate of 3% are
available for enterprises and organizations of the most affected sectors of the
“We believe that our municipal, republican and federal
support measures will allow representatives of small and medium-sized
businesses to cope with difficulties – the Mayor added. – It is very important
to continue a dialogue nowadays. We need to keep the situation under control
and respond promptly to any challenges and changes”.