Potential of Tatar entrepreneurs is widely known throughout Russia. President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov stated this at a plenary session of the IV All-Russia Tatar gathering of businessmen in Kazan. The event was held at the Korston. The vent was attended by RT Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Agriculture and Food Marat Akhmetov, RT Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade Ravil Zaripov, Chairman of the All-Russian public organization ” Tatar villages of Russia ” Rashid Sanzyapov , chairman of the executive committee of the World Congress of Tatars (CGT) Rinat Zakirov and others.
In one of the an exhibition of agricultural products of agro-industrial complex of Tatarstan took place. Rustam Minnikhanov acquainted with the exposition of farmers and entrepreneurs from Nurlatsky, Rybno-Slobodsky, Zelenodolsky and other municipal regions of the republic. In a conversation with local farmers Tatarstan President has once again reminded of the importance of packaging material for the further sale of goods. Retail chains pay attention not only on price and quality, but also the appearance of the product, Rustam Minnikhanov emphasized.
In his welcome address to the participants of the All-Russian gathering of entrepreneurs Tatar villages, Tatarstan President expressed confidence that the format of the forum would not only solve urgent problems of the business sector, but also give an opportunity to establish new business relationships. “About the Tatar entrepreneurs as a responsible and dedicated people are know in all regions of Russia. In developing your designs, you do not forget to help compatriots: build mosques, help in the improvement of villages and hamlets, “- said Rustam Minnikhanov, addressing the meeting. Today, he said, the large-scale processes of globalization jeopardize the future of rural areas, and thus the foundations of the Tatar national identity: language, culture and traditions. To prevent this, you need to keep people in rural areas, provide them with adequate living conditions and opportunities for self-realization, is sure Rustam Minnikhanov. “You are an example of the fact that even in the village you can find your favorite and profitable occupation. Good luck to you! “- said the President of Tatarstan.
Welcoming the participants of the forum, Minister of Agriculture and Food Marat Akhmetov said that today’s meeting is to strengthen the dialogue between the Tatar businessmen from different regions of Russia. He briefly spoke about the development of the national agro-industrial complex. “For 5 years AIC of Tatarstan has undergone losses due to ongoing weather anomalies. This greatly affects the overall economic situation in our agricultural enterprises. However, in 2014 we were able to produce agricultural products at 190 billion rubles, “- said the Minister. Separately Marat Akhmetov thanked the farmers, who were actively involved in agricultural fairs. Itinerant trade in large cities allowed to provide citizens with affordable and high-quality agricultural products, he said. “Do not forget about small farms. This is a huge number of people, without which we can not solve our problems. Today is a very good idea to develop family farms. We have them more than a thousand. And about 140 under construction “, – said Marat Akhmetov.
During his speech, chairman of the All-Russian public organization ” Tatar villages of Russia ” Rashid Sanzyapov proposed the creation of a specialized website on the Internet, where Tatar businessmen could exchange information, follow the news in the agricultural field and close deals. Minnikhanov supported this initiative and noted that the project has a good chance for implementation.
At the end of the event Rustam Minnikhanov presented the best Tatar businessmen and cultural workers state awards of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Gratitude from the President of Tatarstan.
We remind that the All-Russia gathering of businessmen from Tatar villages is held in Kazan for the fourth time. Forum has been attended by over 500 representatives of small businesses, farms and homesteads from dozens of regions of Russia. This year, the main purpose of gathering was to discuss issues related to import substitution, the development of agro-tourism and traditional way of life in rural areas.
Press Service President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Bulat Nizameev