Investment attractiveness of regions in the ranking is evaluated according to two parameters: investment risk and investment potential. The risk indicator is estimated on the basis of questioning of representatives of the expert, investment and Bank communities.
St. PETERSBURG, 11 Dec. Leningrad region was included into number of regions with minimum investment risks in the rating of investment attractiveness of Russian regions, the press service of the regional government.
“According to the rating of investment attractiveness of Russian regions, prepared by the rating Agency “Expert RA”, the Leningrad oblast has improved its position, finishing in fourth place in terms of “investment risk”, — is told in the message.
Investment attractiveness of regions in the ranking is evaluated according to two parameters: investment risk and investment potential. The risk indicator is estimated on the basis of questioning of representatives of the expert, investment and Bank communities. The study notes that in Leningrad region there are minimal risks in financial and managerial areas. Also among components of the investment potential of the region noted the high level of infrastructure availability.
The leadership of the region in 2015 was adopted a number of decisions that contributed to the improvement of the investment climate. So, in the Leningrad region implemented method of project management. One of its key tasks is the creation of new thinking, managerial skills, focused on results, not on process.
“We have great hopes for the establishment of the project office and functional regional system of project management, which will include various mechanisms for creating favourable investment climate”, — commented Deputy Chairman of the government of the Leningrad region — Chairman of the Committee for economic development and investment activity Dmitry Yalov.
A pilot project office of a region is the regional state-owned JSC “Linolenovaya” performing work for development and creation of industrial and innovation infrastructure. Today the company implements projects of the North-Western nanotechnological center in Gatchina, industrial parks “Pikalyovo” and “Tosno”. This year “Linolenovaya” entered the top three Russian state companies in the field of project management on the results of the national contest “Project Olympus”, conducted by the Analytical center under the government of the Russian Federation.
In the Leningrad region continues to work on improving the investment climate at the municipal level. Developed in the region of the municipal investment standard has already been introduced in three districts and is being implemented in eight of 18 areas.
There are positive results and in part to reduce administrative barriers: reduced average time to obtain construction permits and grid connection to electric networks, as evidenced by the data of the National rating of investment climate of Russian regions.
The headquarters for the reduction of administrative barriers and improvement of investment climate in the region began in September 2014. The activities of the staff directly associated with the national entrepreneurial initiative (NPI) to improve the investment climate in Russia, implemented by the Agency for strategic initiatives.
In Leningrad region the national business initiative started with the introduction of two pilot road maps: “Increase of power infrastructure availability” and “Improvement of legal regulation of urban development activities and improving the business climate in construction”. In the region decided to achieve the targets: 140 days — the deadline for receipt of the construction permit on the territory of Leningrad region by 2017, and 80 days — the period of connection to the power grid.
“Expert RA” (RAEX) — Russia’s largest international rating Agency. “Expert RA” is a leader in ratings and survey-communication activity.
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