Min says firms on BelousovТs list may invest in transportation
VLADIMIR, Sep 4 (PRIME) -- The companies listed as having excess revenue by presidential aide Andrei Belousov could invest in any transportation projects, including by means of concession agreements, Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh told reporters on Tuesday.
Belousov earlier suggested withdrawing up to 500 billion rubles a year of additional income of some metals, petrochemical, and fertilizer producers. But on August 24, he backtracked and said that he and the companies agreed that the government will stimulate investment of the companies in priority state projects.
Ditrikh said, УSome companies on the list work in sea ports these days, transship cargo. I see a synergy opportunity when extension of railway capacity is synchronized with the development of port capacities, which the businessmen undertake.Ф
He said that private investors could spend 1.5 million rubles on the mainline infrastructure, and that state investment will make 1.7 trillion rubles more under a three-year plan which must be confirmed by the government until October 1.
(67.7443 rubles Ц U.S. $1)