On April 7, at the House of the Government of the Republic, the Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov met with deputy heads of administrations of cities and regions (business sheriffs). Development of entrepreneurial initiatives in the face of sanctions pressure was on the agenda.
Opening the meeting, the Head of the Region recalled that the institute of business sheriffs began working in Bashkortostan in 2019. The idea of appointing deputy heads of administrations for entrepreneurship in municipalities was first proposed by Radiy Khabirov during an open dialogue with the business community.
“After two and a half years, I can say that the institute of business sheriffs has succeeded. A wonderful team of people has appeared in the republic who are engaged in the important business of supporting and protecting entrepreneurship. Our experience was highly appreciated at the federal level as well”, Radiy Khabirov said.
The Head of Bashkortostan emphasized that business sheriffs had accumulated extensive experience in working effectively in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Now they face new, even more complex tasks.
“We are facing an unprecedented challenge for our country. It will be difficult, but we will definitely cope with everything. The main thing now is to ensure that the economy of the republic functions,” Radiy Khabirov stressed. “Businesses must work. We should establish logistical ties between them, ensure the supply of raw materials, and assist in the search for partners and components. Certainly, we should carefully monitor everything related to employment.”
The Head of the Republic noted that, in accordance with the instructions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, an Operational Headquarters was created in Bashkortostan to ensure the socio-economic development of the republic. Similar headquarters should be set up in each municipality.
“We make major decisions for the entire region at the headquarters meetings. First of all, all federal and republican measures to support entrepreneurship taken during the coronavirus pandemic are fully preserved - there are about 200 of them in total. Moreover, the Government of Bashkortostan is completing work on the next package of anti-crisis measures, which we plan to present in a week,” Radiy Khabirov said. “It is important to further reduce administrative pressure on business, not to hinder its development. We should always remember that a crisis is a time of opportunity. Therefore, we retain targets for attracting investments. The republic ended 2021 with a figure of 419 billion rubles of investments and an increase of 5.1 percent. It will be perfect if you do not reduce these indicators, but, on the contrary, increase them.”