On December 27, a ceremonial event was held in the Astrakhan region dedicated to summarizing results of 2019, to which the heads of executive bodies of government, local self-government authorities, military and law enforcement agencies, deputies, representatives of the industrial sector and other areas were invited.
During the event, the Governor of the Astrakhan Region Igor Babushkin presented 26 awards to representatives of various branches of the region's development.
PJSC Special Economic Zone Lotus was awarded an appreciation letter from the Governor of the Astrakhan Region for the contribution to the socio-economic development of the region. The award was presented to Sergey Milushkin, the Director General.
The South Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, which, as is known, includes the resident of the "SEZ Lotus" - the shipbuilding plant "Lotus" was noted in this nomination.
"We are grateful to the leaders of the region for such a high assessment of our work aimed at the economic development of the Astrakhan region, promotion of its investment attractiveness and increasing the well-being of its dwellers" said Sergey Milushkin, the Director General of the SEZ Lotus.
To the date, 14 companies with a total declared investment of more than 28 billion rubles are residents of Lotus. On the territory of the SEZ in the Narimanov district, two plants are operating, commissioning of the third manufacture is being completed and some more enterprises are being built. The rest of the residents are engaged in the preparation of documentation and projects.
Three of them were engaged this year, among them two foreign residents - the “Rosa” company, the founder of which is the large private Iranian holding Golrang and the company with Italian investments Naval Design International.
As the result of implementation of the projects, the residents invested 1.5 billion rubles, created 340 new work places. The companies paid more than 450 million rubles to budgets of all levels, made contributions to social funds for 384 million rubles. Residents also pay land rent.
On the territory of the SEZ “Lotus" the creation of the infrastructure is going on. This year, the construction of a water supply network, an air line, and road development were carried out.
In 2019, PJSC SEZ “Lotus” took an active part in the development of the North-South international transport corridor and in the project to create a port special economic zone in the Astrakhan Region, including the formation of a general concept for the project, interaction with Iran’s economic zones, Russian and foreign companies, attracting investors. They prepare an application for the creation of a port SEZ.
In addition, the exhibition work of PJSC SEZ “Lotus" was noted this year - the company was awarded a diploma for the best representation of the region at the "Russian Transport" exhibition, which was held this November in Moscow as part of Transport Week.