This event is one of the biggest business meetings in the region. More than 800 participants from Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, India, Greece and the Republic of Moldova visited in late April in Astrakhan oblast.
Today, the Astrakhan region due to its geopolitical position plays an important role in cooperation of Russia with the countries of the Caspian region. The region is ready to represent his broad scientific base and experience of innovative developments. Also the region is developing a special investment-the production area of the world level — the special economic zone “Lotus”. There are all conditions for innovative industries and to test advanced technologies.
The representative of the Department of agriculture of the Indian state of Gujarat — Prasad Sanjay, being present at the forum, stressed the role of Astrakhan in the development of the traditional partnership between Russia and India. “We are interested in the development of international transport corridor “North-South” and come here to the forum to discuss concrete steps for its revitalization,” said he.
Fruitful cooperation also continues with Iran. Over the past few years, the Astrakhan region and the province of Gilan, joint projects in the educational and economic spheres.
It is important to emphasize that the forum the parties also discussed the upcoming opening in Astrakhan, Iranian trading house. By the way, businessmen from 16 Iranian provinces have already expressed their desire to establish the supply of goods to Astrakhan.
One of the permanent partners of the region — the Republic of Kazakhstan. Many years of fruitful cooperation was the result of the fact that the Astrakhan businessmen are regular participants of international exhibitions and forums held in Kazakhstan.
Since ancient times, the Astrakhan is known for shipbuilding and ship repair. In the framework of the II International Caspian technology forum passed the landmark events in these areas. So, guests took part in the creation of a new cargo ship project RSD-49. This is the third such ship is made at Astrakhan shipyard “LOTOS”.
Factory “the Lotus” is now working on another project — the first in Russian shipyards over the last 50 years the cruise ship. Also it is planned the construction of two river cruise vessels. First Deputy General Director of the plant Konstantin Tick said that the capacity of production is huge for civil shipbuilding. There are six covered spans that can be built six vessels of the type RSD.
Not the first year in the field talking about the development of medicine. It is interesting that, in addition to the novelties in the field of patient care, today Astrakhan is ready to become and manufacturer of medical products. On the first day of the forum took place the laying of the capsule in honor of the beginning of construction of a plant for the production of self-destroying medical syringes third generation. An important feature of the project is that it is the first and only in our country. It implements the Russian company “Medintekh”. Investor Nicholas, who wrote plans to start production this year.
An important event Technoforum was the conference, devoted to prospects of development of international transport corridor “North-South”. The discussion was attended by Russian and foreign experts, representatives of leading shipping and transport companies.
Alexander Zhilkin noted that to date, MTK “North-South” brings together 14 countries, most of which in Astrakhan region maintain close economic and humanitarian ties. The intergovernmental agreement on the corridor was signed between Russia, India and Iran in 2000, and the year before that our region took the initiative to organize container transportation on the route India — Iran — Caspian sea — Astrakhan.
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