Today, a working meeting was held between the acting head of the administration of Perm Region Governor Leonid Politov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Perm Region Anton Klepikov, the Minister of Economic Development and Investment Maxim Kolesnikov and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in Yekaterinburg Matias Cruz.
As Leonid Politov noted, Germany is one of the key partners for the Kama region. According to data from January to November 2019, the volume of mutual trade between Perm Region and the Federal Republic of Germany amounted to more than 167 million US dollars. Newspaper paper, plywood, products of the chemical and metallurgical industries, electrical devices, mechanical equipment are exported to the Federal Republic of Germany from Perm Region, and automobiles, machinery spare parts, chemical products, plastics and plastic products, as well as base metals, are supplied from Germany to Prikamye.
“We have something to offer Germany. Perm Region is an industrially developed and export-oriented region, ranks seventh in the country in terms of the share of high-tech industries, and is in the top ten in the development of the digital economy. In addition, in 2023 Perm will celebrate its 300th anniversary, we are preparing, and are certainly interested in interacting with our German partners, ”the acting head emphasized. Head of the Governor’s Administration.
During the meeting, Consul General Matthias Kruse asked about the support measures that the regional government can offer potential investors from Germany.
According to the Minister of Economic Development and Investment of Perm Region Maxim Kolesnikov, the region provides extensive support for entrepreneurs, including foreign ones. In particular, these are 2 territories of advanced social and economic development in Nytva and Chusovoy cities, the residents of which are provided with federal and regional benefits. Also, industrial parks are actively being created in Perm Region, two technoparks are operating for high-tech companies - "Morion Digital" and "Perm". Enormous support for investors - from the formation and search of sites to the structuring of a business plan and financial model - is provided by the Investment Development Agency. “In addition, from the point of view of the profitability of selling enterprises in the Perm Territory, our region is an energy donor, we produce more energy than we consume, it is quite cheap compared to Europe and Russia as a whole,” the minister said.
Following the meeting, Consul General Matthias Kruse noted that he considers the prospects for cooperation between the Russian region and the European country to be very good: “We exchanged information about its development, taking into account the current partnership of Perm Region with the land of Lower Saxony. This cooperation has great prospects. I also see great potential for development in the field of culture and education, in this regard, I plan the next visit in March, ”he concluded.
Note that today in Perm Region in 241 schools teach the German language, learn it more than 17 thousand children. In addition, the Perm universities are engaged in fruitful cooperation with educational organizations in Germany. This includes internships, language training, projects of international research groups of scientists, joint research, scientific and practical conferences, as well as summer schools. In PNIPU, together with German partners, a laboratory for optical sorting of waste and materials was created, focusing on the topics “green economy”, “production and consumption waste management”, “non-waste drilling of wells”, etc.
In addition, Perm Region has been actively interacting with the German state of Lower Saxony for 25 years. In particular, since 1996, thanks to this cooperation, annual seminars and internships have been held on the organization and tactics of emergency medical services and rescue services in emergency situations, and the courts of our regions have been exchanging work experience annually for over 10 years. Since 2006, as part of the partnership, seminars have been organized for teachers of the German language, youth exchanges of sports federations are held. In addition, Perm Region delegation takes an active part in the Hannover Messe, the main industrial trade fair for Lower Saxony. So, in April last year, Perm Region stand was presented by 13 exporting enterprises, 300 meetings were held, and the Perm company INSYTE Electronics entered into cooperation agreements with the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and the German developer of digital smart home platforms ”And“ smart city ”- by Embeteco - on the supply of equipment from a Perm manufacturer to the German market.