Poltavchenko: Petersburg will take informed decisions on cooperation with Turkish companies

Poltavchenko: Petersburg will take informed decisions on cooperation with Turkish companies


ST. PETERSBURG, on December 28. Petersburg will take “informed decisions” on cooperation with Turkish companies. In an interview with Russian news agencies said the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.

“We have a Turkish business is in the city, for example, is involved in the construction of the Western high-speed diameter and “Lakhta center”. It is clear that, to the detriment of some of the measures the city should not take. Nevertheless, in the future, Turkish companies may have problems with participation in economic projects. The Turkish business will be of great interest. But where it harms the urban economy, we need to make informed decisions,” – said Poltavchenko. He said that in the first nine months of this year the Petersburg exported to Turkey products with $257 million, and imported $222 million.

According to him, recently the city government worked actively with the customs authorities, to solve the problem of the supply of parts from Turkey to the automotive industry of St. Petersburg. “Now all these factories worked, no problem. Until the end of January we will continue daily to monitor the situation jointly with the Federal customs service. And in the future will shift to import substitution. We are seriously doing this, not only to avoid dependence, but also to advance in foreign markets, offering new products,” – said the Governor.

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As previously reported, in early December, the automakers and other companies in the city are having problems with supplies of spare parts from Turkey, which “got stuck” at customs. At the request of companies, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Sergey Movchan appealed to the leadership of the TCF with a request to solve a problem that threatened to stop production. As reported by Movchan, FCS responded promptly to the appeal in a timely manner and helped solve the problem.

In St. Petersburg hosted the factories of Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Scania, MAN and a number of automotive component manufacturers. The total capacity of car Assembly plants, located in the city, nearly 400 thousand vehicles per year, the share of St. Petersburg in the production of the country ranges from 22% to 24%.

Western high-speed diameter (WHSD) toll urban highway linking the Northern and southern areas of St. Petersburg to bypass the historic centre. In 2016 must be commissioned by the last section of the highway. The project is implemented by consortium “Northern capital Highway” (NCH), the members of which are “VTB Capital”, Gazprombank, company Astaldi (Italy) and Ita Inaat (Turkey) as contractors-building, and Mega Yapi Insaat ve Ticaret (Turkey) – engineering consultant contractors.