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Russia's Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov paid a working visit to the Republic of Crimea on Saturday, 13 March.
At a meeting with entrepreneurs, the head of the Ministry discussed special mechanisms that aim to support the economy and investment, in particular the implementation of the Labor Productivity programme.
"We intend to make sure that there are always jobs, not just in the summer, that there is permanent employment, that there is a growth in wages, and that the Republic and its cities can rely on their own financial strength and solve economic issues independently," the Minister said.
During the conversation with representatives of the Crimean business community who participate in the Labour Productivity national project, the minister stressed that the Ministry of Economic Development is ready to consider extending the programmes of the Labour Productivity national project.
The Minister noted that, starting from 2021, additional training programmes will be available as part of the extended support for enterprises, training seminars will be organised for company executives, as well as visits to the facilities of the national project partners.
Maxim Reshetnikov also stated that the FCC training programme could be extended and additional programmes could be developed on a commercial basis depending on the specific needs of businesses.
The performance of participating companies has improved substantially during the implementation of the Labour Productivity project in the Republic of Crimea.
For example, at the KRYMKHLEB ("Crimean Bread") bakery, baked goods production per employee has increased by 39% from 165 to 229 kg/day. Production time has been reduced by 20%, from 20 to 16 hours.
NOVATOR, a major Crimean dairy producer, has increased its output of packaged milk by 20% – from 7,700 packs per day to 9,500. Production time has been reduced by 30%, from 297 to 208 hours.