No. 156

  USRCC Business Newsletter
USRCC Activities
The USRCC's Reception in Honor of 
the Russian Healthcare and Agricultural Delegations 

On February 28, 2018, the U.S.- Russia Chamber of Commerce ("USRCC") hosted  the reception in honor of   the Russian Healthcare and Agricultural Delegations organized by t he USRCC Houston-Tyumen Sister Cities Committee. 

The USRCC was honored to welcome Russian Healthcare Delegation that participated at the International Visitor Leadership Program under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
Full information about the participants of the Healthcare Delegation is available  here .

It was also our pleasure to welcome  the first-time Houston Livestock and Rodeo  participants and exhibitors from Russia. The  Agricultural Delegation  was led by   Sergey Arkhin, P resident of Russian Regional Association of Agricultural Producers. 

The Russian Healthcare Delegation included representatives from Federal Center of Neurosurgery, Novosibirsk, National Chamber of Medicine, Tyumen Region, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Vocational Education, Irkutsk, Russian Academy of Science,  Novosibirsk

The Delegations were greeted by  the management of the USRCC and the Consul General of the Russian Federation, Alexander Pisarev.  Harry Gee, the President of Sisters Cities of Houston extended his warm welcome and emphasized the importance of the Sister Cities relations. 

The event was attended by healthcare professionals from Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson, the University of Texas School of Public Health, Spring Branch Healthcare Community Center, 
Sunbelt Medical Corporation, Houston Health Concierge, Sister Cities of Houston Committee Members, representatives from the Office of the Governor, and others.

We would like to thank all the attendees, Sister Cities of Houston, as well as the USRCC volunteers for making this event a success. 

To view event photos visit our  Facebook page

Testimonial by the President of Sister Cities Houston Association, Harry Gee:

"Houston is the beneficiary of the good will create by the hospitality of the Houston Tyumen Sister City Association in welcoming the healthcare and agricultural delegation from Russia. The warm reception extended to the visitors was quite evident in the animated conversations in multiple languages heard in the St. Regis hotel. We applaud the Houston Tyumen SCA in its extension of our southern hospitality to ensure the Russian delegation of a memorable visit to our fair City".

  USRCC Trade Mission to Russia
May 2018

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) invites you to participate in a Trade mission to the  St. Petersburg International Economic Forum . Participants will have an opportunity to meet Russian government officials and some of the most influential leaders in U.S.-Russia trade and investment relations. The USRCC will coordinate private meetings, an exclusive CEO Roundtable and introductions, in addition to attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPEIF).

Participating companies will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, find business partners, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. trade and investment to Russia.

For more details about the Trade Mission please contact us  directly at      

USRCC Internship

The USRCC is looking for new team members!

 play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of the chamber and shape the future of relationship between Russia and the U.S.

There are many ways you can get involved with the USRCC. Whether you are an experienced leader or a student, there is a place for you. By volunteering you can be at the very centre of our high-profile events held in Houston, Chicago and New York City and interact with influential leaders in the U.S.-Russia trade and investment.
To learn more about the position  click here or contact us directly at 
call 713.429.4680
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Members' News
ExxonMobil Employees Encourage Girls to Pursue Engineering, February 24, 2018: IRVING, Texas--( BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is encouraging girls to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers through the 12th-annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program to be held at 14 ExxonMobil and XTO Energy sites nationwide over the next several months. Building on the success of ExxonMobil's recent 'Be An Engineer' efforts, more than 2,000 middle-school girls across the country will take part. Participants will have the opportunity to work with ExxonMobil employees who will serve as mentors, providing students with role models and helping to sharpen their STEM skills. The programs will include a wide range of hands-on activities, such as demonstrating the energy industry's use of 3D technology to search for oil and natural gas; water purification experiments; and exploring the science of manufacturing cosmetics. In addition to Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, ExxonMobil is spearheading a social media effort to promote 'Be An Engineer' as part of its Engineers Week activities.  Read more...
TMK DEVELOPS AND TESTS A UNIQUE QUICK-ASSEMBLY CONNECTION TMK UP KATRAN FOR OFFSHORE PRODUCTION, February 26, 2018: TMK, one of the world's leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has successfully completed testing the unique proprietary TMK UP KATRAN premium connection under the Gazprom Scientific and Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies (Gazprom VNIIGAZ) program. The tests were conducted at the Krylov State Research Center. TМК UP KATRAN is a unique, quick-assembly high-torque connection used for 20" to 36" (508 mm to 914 mm) casing assemblies. The connection has been developed entirely by TMK, and is the first 100% Russian product of its kind - previously this type of connections could only be purchased abroad. The KATRAN is the only connection that can be used in all Russian offshore projects at any depth and in the most challenging climatic conditions.  Read more...
Emerson Completes Major Multi-Million-Dollar Project for BP North Sea, February 26, 2018: AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 26, 2018) - Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global technology and engineering company, has completed its multi-year, $90 million (£64 million) automation project for BP's Glen Lyon floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel west of Shetland.  Emerson is now providing ongoing operational support services to help BP achieve its goal of producing 200,000 barrels a day from the North Sea by 2020.  Emerson has served as the main automation contractor (MAC) for the Glen Lyon, which is expected to produce 130,000 barrels of oil a day at plateau. Its construction and commissioning was central to BP's multi-billion-dollar Quad 204 project, which involved the redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields to target 450 million barrels of oil and allow production from the hub to be extended to at least 2035.   Read more...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid challenged by Comcast, February 27, 2018: US cable TV giant Comcast has made a £22.1bn bid for Sky, challenging an existing offer from 21st Century Fox.Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox had already agreed an £18.5bn deal to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own. Comcast is the biggest US cable TV firm. It also owns the broadcast TV network NBC and Universal Pictures. Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts called Sky "an outstanding company" and said he was "confident" the offer would be cleared by regulators. Mr Roberts added: "We would like to own the whole of Sky and we will be looking to acquire over 50% of the Sky shares".Comcast said its bid of £12.50 a share was 16% higher than the 21st Century Fox offer. Sky's shares were up more than 21% at above £13 in afternoon trading on the London Stock Exchange.  Read more...
"Gazprom" Reported Record Exports of Gas Because of the Cold Weather in Europe, February 26, 2018: Over the past week, Gazprom has recorded absolute record-breaking gas exports thanks to the cold weather in Europe. The low temperatures and depleted stocks of European gas storage facilities at the end of winter led to an increase in gas prices on the spot market by more than 30%. The forecast for the new week is for more cold weather.
In addition to the immediate growth in exports, Gazprom may also benefit from reduced reserves with underground gas storage facilities, which will have a positive impact on the summer sales of the Russian monopoly, Kommersant notes.
Russia's state-owned Gazprom reported on Saturday the fourth consecutive day to an absolute maximum in daily gas exports to non-Commonwealth countries (CIS). The new historic record on February 24 is 655.2 million cubic meters. This is an increase of 2.4 million cubic meters compared to the previous record on 23 February, the gas holding company reported.  Read more...
Shell warns of liquefied natural gas shortage as LNG demand blows past expectations, February 26, 2018:    Royal Dutch Shell says the world could be grappling with a shortage of liquefied natural gas within a decade due to underinvestment in new projects. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant issued the warning in its second annual LNG outlook, which reports on developments in the booming market for natural gas cooled to liquid form for export. Shell says the market for LNG grew by 29 million tons last year, 30 percent more than previously expected.  Trading in LNG reached 293 million tons in 2017, up from just 100 million tons at the turn of the century. At nearly 300 million tons, suppliers shipped enough LNG last year to power about 575 million homes, by Shell's count.  LNG is playing a growing role in the energy mix as nations around the world seek to mitigate the impacts of climate change. While natural gas is a carbon-emitting fossil fuel, it burns cleaner than coal and heating oil.
Shell's report is good news for an industry that will see a huge amount of LNG capacity come online in the next few years, including from the United States, where five LNG export terminals are expected to start up by the end of 2019.   Read more...
Permian Basin & Cana Woodford Witness Increase in Oil Rigs, February 26, 2018:  In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services player Baker Hughes, a GE company BHGE, reported an increase in total rig count in the United States.  About the Rig Count  Baker Hughes' data, issued since 1944 at the end of every week, helps energy service providers gauge the overall business environment of the oil and gas industry.  Change in Baker Hughes' rotary rig count hampers demand for energy services like drilling, completion and production provided by the likes of Halliburton Company HAL, Schlumberger Ltd. SLB, Weatherford International plc WFT, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. DO and Transocean Ltd. RIG.   Read more...
The Week in Review
Sberbank takes lead in capitalization among banks of continental Europe, February 26, 2018: Russia's largest savings bank Sberbank became the leader in capitalization among the banks of continental Europe, according to the trading data on the Moscow Exchange.
In particular, at the beginning of Monday trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange, the value of Sberbank's ordinary shares reached 285 rubles per share, and preferred shares - 235 rubles per share. Thus, the total capitalization of Sberbank on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange rose to 6.3 trillion rubles, or 91.73 billion euros (exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia on February 23). For reference, the capitalization of Banco Santander is now 91.56 billion euros.
According to Bloomberg, Banco Santander was previously the leader in capitalization among the banks of continental Europe and was followed by Sberbank, BNP Paribas, ING Groep, Lloyds Banking Group, Intesa Sanpaolo and others.  Read more...
Russia overtakes China in gold reserves race to end US dollar dominance, February 26, 2018: The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) boosted its holdings of gold by almost 20 metric tons last month, with reserves reaching 1,857 tons. It has increased its holdings every month since March 2015.
Russia is now among the top five gold holders after surpassing China, which reportedly holds 1,843 tons. Over the last 15 years, Moscow and Beijing have been aggressively accumulating gold reserves to cut their dependence on the US dollar.
"Interestingly, both Russia and China publicize and promote their accumulations of gold and publicly refer to gold as a strategic monetary asset. They make no secret of this. But on the flipside, the US does the opposite, and constantly downplays the strategic role of gold," Singapore's BullionStar precious metals expert Ronan Manly told RT in December.   Read more...
S&P raises Russia's ratings to 'BBB-' with stable outlook, February 24, 2018: TASS, February 24. S&P Global Ratings has raised its credit ratings for Russia to 'BBB-' from 'BB+' with a stable outlook, the company said in a statement.  "Demonstrated commitment to conservative macroeconomic policies will likely keep Russia's external and fiscal balance sheets strong and, alongside the flexible exchange rate, will enable the economy to absorb shocks that could come from tighter sanctions or weaker commodity prices. Recent failures of a number of private banks have not undermined financial stability, and we see early signs of a lending recovery. We are therefore raising our foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Russia to 'BBB-/A-3' and 'BBB/A-2', respectively," the statement says.  According to the agency, the upgrade reflects the track record of prudent policy response that has allowed the Russian economy to adjust to lower commodity prices and international sanctions.  Read more...
ADM buys Aston stake to enter Russian sweeteners market, March 1, 2018:  PARIS, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has agreed to take a 50 percent stake in Russian agricultural group Aston's starch and sweeteners activities as it continues to boost its presence in the expanding food ingredient market. Chicago-based ADM, which buys, stores and ships commodity crops, has been trying to invest in higher-margin markets such as corn and wheat syrup to boost earnings in volatile commodity markets and squeezed margins due to low prices. It purchased French wheat-based starch and sweeteners producer Chamtor last year, after acquiring corn facilities in Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco in 2015 and 2016.  Aston has two corn wet mills located southeast and east of Moscow and controls 15 percent of the country's starch and sweeteners market, a source close to the deal had earlier told Reuters. The financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close late in the second quarter of this year following a regulatory review, were not disclosed. The deal follows ADM's announcement on Monday it would launch an soybean crushing joint venture with Cargill in Egypt.  Read more...
Business ombudsman touts moving Russia's capital to new location every 12 years, February 27, 2018:  NOVOSIBIRSK, February 27. /TASS/. Russia's business ombudsman Boris Titov, who is contesting Russia's presidency from the Party of Growth, has come up with an idea of moving Russia's capital to a different city every twelve years. "I believe it would be correct to make some change from time to time and to move the capital to a different place once in twelve years," Titov said at a meeting with scientists in the research cluster Akademgorodok in Novosibirsk on Tuesday. "We exist in a new reality. Whereas before all means of communication and the Kremlin's cables and other infrastructures were the main obstruction, why can't the capital be relocated these days?" Titov asked. In his opinion regular relocation of the capital may accelerate the economic development of different territories.  Read more...
Russia becoming world's bread basket with wheat exports feeding half the planet, February 26, 2018: Food exports from Russia, dominated by wheat and fish, soared to a record $19 billion last year, according to the Russian Export Center
Shipments of Russian food have reportedly grown by 25 percent since 2012. The country also boosted exports of products such as sweets and sugar.
The country has managed to capture more than half of the wheat market in recent years, becoming the world's biggest exporter of the grain, thanks to bumper harvests and attractive pricing, Bloomberg reports.
The exports are reportedly set to beat another record this season. Russia is expected to sell 36.6 million metric tons of wheat overseas, according to Moscow-based agriculture consultancy SovEcon and the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR). Nearly half of the world's nations purchase wheat from Russia, which has been improving yields year after year in an attempt to curb its dependence on agricultural imports. In 2014, Moscow barred purchases of some foods from Western exporters in retaliation for sanctions.   Read more...
Sochi Investment Forum Gives New Impetus To Intensification Of Business And Economic Ties, March 1, 2018: Participants of the Russian Investment Forum (RIF), which ended in Sochi on February 16, signed 538 cooperation agreements totaling 794 billion rubles, which significantly exceeds the figures of the previous year.  The event was attended by representatives of the federal and regional authorities, leading economists and analysts, domestic entrepreneurs and heads of foreign companies. According to the organizers, the RIF brought together more than 6 thousand people, which is 27% more than last year.  The two-day business program included 55 events, where the participants discussed issues concerning new regional policy, the results of the establishment of innovative clusters, the digital economy and the funding of infrastructure projects.  According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev the forum in Sochi is first of all aimed at effective "integration of the regions into the trajectory of global development."  "Last year, we had a revival of investment activity and the economic situation as a whole. However, this is not enough.   Read more...
Russia's economy must grow faster than the global economy, March 1, 2018: Russia needs an economy with growth rates exceeding global figures, this is a basic condition for a breakthrough, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly. "Increasing the country's economic potential is the main source of additional resources. For this we need an economy with growth rates exceeding the global level," Putin said. "This isn't just a wish, but a basic condition for a breakthrough in resolving social, infrastructure, defense and other tasks," he added. Putin noted that "achieving such growth rates should be a key waymark for the new government." An increase of the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita by 1.6 times by mid-2020 is one of key tasks of the state, Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly.  Read more...
Tobacco market participants expect positive effect from product marking, February 27, 2018: MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. Tobacco industry experts expect to see a positive effect from the introduction of a product marking system, a pilot project started in January this year, experts told TASS.
According to the plans, in 2019 all tobacco products will have a digital code that carries data not only about the manufacturer, but also about the entire logistics chain from the assembly line to the points of sale. In the near future, as part of the pilot project, the first marked pack of cigarettes is expected to leave the assembly line.
"Taking into account expected significant decline of the turnover of illegal products when marking is implemented, costs will be fully justified," Vice President Corporate Affairs at Philip Morris International in Russia Sergey Slipchenko said.  According to senior manager of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Sergey Golovko, digital marking can become an important tool in the fight against illegal tobacco products.  Read more...
US-Russia Related News in Russian
Новости членов Палаты
Инвестпрограмма "Газпрома" стремится к 2 трлн рублей, 28 февраля, 2018: Совокупный объем капиталовложений «Газпрома» достигнет в этом году 1,875 трлн рублей. Это на 13% больше, чем холдинг инвестировал в 2017 году, когда объем капвложений составил 1,644 трлн рублей. "Инвестиционная программа группы на 2018 год предполагает инвестиции 1,857 трлн рублей, включая 975 млрд рублей в сегмент транспортировки, 250 млрд рублей в добычу нефти и газового конденсата, 236 млрд рублей в сегмент переработки, 202 млрд рублей в добычу газа, 44 млрд рублей в сегмент маркетинга газа, 16 млрд рублей в электроэнергетику и 15 млрд рублей в сегмент хранения газа", - говорится в проспекте к выпуску еврооблигаций "Газпрома".  Ранее стали известны данные о финансировании трех ключевых трубопроводных проектов холдинга. В этом году "Газпром" намерен инвестировать в строительство газопровода.  Читать далее...
«СОВКОМФЛОТ» - «ШЕЛЛ»: ПЕРВЫЕ В МИРЕ ТАНКЕРЫ НА СПГ, 27 февраля, 2018:  Группа компаний «Совкомфлот» (СКФ) и концерн «Шелл» заключили долгосрочные тайм-чартерные соглашения на эксплуатацию двух строящихся судов нового поколения - первых в мире танкеров типоразмера «Афрамакс», специально спроектированных для работы на газомоторном (СПГ) топливе. Документы подписали первый заместитель генерального директора ПАО «Совкомфлот» Евгений Амбросов и вице-президент по торговле нефтью концерна «Шелл» Марк Квотермейн. Торжественная церемония подписания тайм-чартеров состоялась в Лондоне и стала важным этапом масштабного сотрудничества «Совкомфлота» и «Шелл», которое компании ведут на всех уровнях на протяжении уже более трех лет. Целью этой совместной работы было снижение воздействия от эксплуатации морского транспорта на окружающую среду и, в частности, поиск эффективных решений по переводу крупнотоннажных танкеров на использование СПГ.  Читать далее...
«Роснефть» намерена закрыть совместное предприятие «Башнефти» и «Лукойла», 26 февраля, 2018: Глава «Роснефти» Игорь Сечин согласовал ликвидацию совместного предприятия «Башнефти» и «Лукойла» в Ненецком автономном округе - компанию «Восток НАО». Такая резолюция стоит на письме, которое 1 февраля ему направили вице-президент по энергетике «Роснефти», глава «Башнефти» Андрей Шишкин и вице-президент - главный геолог «Роснефти» Андрей Лазеев, сообщает РБК.
Ранее в начале февраля глава «Лукойла» Вагит Алекперов сообщал журналистам, что «Лукойл» и «Роснефть» продолжают работать в рамках совместного предприятия «Восток НАО». Он отмечал, что в рамках совместного предприятия было пробурено две неудачные скважины, но говорить о ликвидации предприятия рано, стороны планируют бурение еще одной.   Читать далее...
Новости недели
Медведев призвал удержать высокую долю собранных в РФ автомобилей на внутреннем рынке, 27 февраля, 2018: ГОРКИ, 27 февраля. /ТАСС/. Доля автомобилей, собранных в России, на внутреннем рынке страны в среднем почти достигла 86%, этот уровень нужно как минимум удержать. Об этом заявил премьер-министр РФ Дмитрий Медведев на совещании, посвященном проекту Стратегии развития отечественного автопрома на период до 2025 года.
Он отметил, что по итогам года на российских предприятиях было произведено почти на 20% больше машин, чем годом раньше, причем рост наблюдается по всем сегментам - от легковых автомобилей до автобусов. "Первые результаты этого года тоже как будто бы неплохие", - продолжил премьер, отметив, что основное преимущество получили те компании, которые локализовали выпуск машин в России. "Доля автомобилей, которые собраны в нашей стране, в общем объеме продаж у нас систематически растет, в среднем по отрасли она достигла уже почти 86%", - подчеркнул глава правительства.   Читать далее...
S&P повысило рейтинги нескольких российских компаний, 27 февраля, 2018:  МОСКВА, 27 февраля. /ТАСС/. Международное рейтинговое агентство S&P повысило кредитные рейтинги нескольких российских компаний, включая "Газпром", "Транснефть", "Русгидро" и РЖД, вслед за повышением суверенного рейтинга РФ. Об этом сообщается в пресс-релизе агентства. В частности, долгосрочные рейтинги "Транснефти" в иностранной и национальной валютах были повышены с "ВВ+" до "ВВВ-", "Газпрома" - с "ВВВ-" до "ВВВ" (в национальной валюте) и с "ВВ+" до "ВВВ" (в иностранной валюте), "Русгидро" - с "ВВ+" до "ВВВ-". Долгосрочные рейтинги РЖД по обязательствам в иностранной валюте повышены с "ВВ+" до "ВВВ-", в национальной валюте - подтверждены на уровне "ВВВ-".  Читать далее...
«ШЕЛЛ» и ТРЕТЬЯКОВСКАЯ ГАЛЕРЕЯ - 2 года сотрудничества
Неожиданная находка редкого металла: в России обнаружены залежи палладия, 28 февраля, 2018: В России найдено новое месторождение с крайне полезным и редким металлом - палладием. Залежи были обнаружены в Воронежской области, сообщил профессор ВГУ Виктор Бочаров в интервью «Обозревателю Воронежа». Полезный металл был обнаружен на территории Еланского и Елкинского месторождений. Примечательной данная находка является не только своей ценностью, но и способом обнаружения. Специалисты производили поиск и добычу никеля, однако наткнулись на магматические сульфидные месторождения. Расположенный в ультраосновных породах металл обладает крайне высокой значимостью не только за счет высокой стоимости, но и благодаря возможностям потенциального использования, отмечают геологи.  Читать далее...
Запуск ветропарка в Якутии позволит испытать оборудование в условиях Арктики, 27 февраля, 2018:   МОСКВА, 27 февраля. /ТАСС/. Строительство первого в России арктического ветропарка на севере Якутии позволит испытать оборудование в условиях экстремально низких температур и сильных ветров, рассказал ТАСС во вторник министр ЖКХ и энергетики Якутии Данил Саввинов. Во вторник в Москве прошла церемония подписания документов по строительству ветродизельного комплекса, в частности, подписан меморандум о сотрудничестве между "Русгидро", Якутией и Организацией по разработке новых энергетических и промышленных технологий (NEDO, Япония).  Комплекс будет построен в поселке Тикси в Булунском районе. Впервые в Якутии в единый технологический процесс объединят ветроэнергетические установки, дизель-генераторы, а также систему аккумулирования электроэнергии. Строительство планируется завершить в 2019 году.  "В Тикси во время пурги скорость ветра может достигать 60 м/c. Установки пройдут испытание в самых экстремальных условиях", - рассказал Саввинов.  Читать далее...
ФАС одобрила ходатайство BP о покупке доли в «дочке» «Роснефти», 27 февраля, 2018: Федеральная антимонопольная служба (ФАС) одобрила ходатайство британской ВР о покупке 49% акций в дочерней компании «Роснефти» - «Харампурнефтегазе». Об этом говорится на сайте ФАС.
Ранее антимонопольная служба продлила срок рассмотрения ходатайства ВР о покупке доли «Харампурнефтегаз» у «Роснефти». Тогда компания не представила ряд документов и сведений, уточняла ФАС.
В декабре «Роснефть» и ВР договорились о реализации проекта по освоению недр в Ямало-Ненецком автономном округе. Роснефть» сохранит в проекте мажоритарную долю в размере 51%.  Читать далее...
Минздрав изменил порядок оказания скорой помощи, 26 февраля, 2018: Минздрав внес изменения в порядок оказания скорой медпомощи. Соответствующий приказ вступает в силу 1 октября 2018 года. В документе прописано, что медики скорой помощи не будут доставлять пациентов в ближайшую больницу вне зависимости от ее профиля. Врачи будут учитывать профиль медучреждения и состояние пациента. При необходимости будут задействовать ресурсы санитарной авиации. Приказ расширяет функции врача скорой помощи отделения санитарно-авиационной эвакуации центра медицины катастроф. Документ также утверждает рекомендуемые штатные нормативы этого отделения.  Читать далее...
Россия может завершить переговоры с Турцией по поставкам мяса в ближайшие два месяца, 27 февраля, 2018: МОСКВА, 27 февраля. /ТАСС/. Переговоры с Турцией по поставкам российского мяса идут активно и могут завершиться в ближайшие полтора-два месяца, сообщил журналистам заместитель министра сельского хозяйства РФ Евгений Громыко в кулуарах выставки Beviale Moscow.
"Работа идет активно, каждый день. Это технический процесс. Мы довольны переговорным процессом с Турцией, для этого нужно небольшое время. Мы думаем, что в течение полутора-двух месяцев завершим переговоры", - сказал замминистра, добавив, что это касается и красного мяса, и мяса утки и гуся.
В конце прошлого года российский Минсельхоз сообщил, что Россия обсудила с Турцией возможность поставки на турецкий рынок мяса гуся, утки и индейки. Турция также должна была провести инспекцию российских производителей мяса и молочной продукции для возможного открытия своего рынка.  Читать далее...
Европейские инвесторы помогут Кизляру превратить отходы в доходы, 27 февраля, 2018: МАХАЧКАЛА, 27 февраля. /ТАСС/. Первый в Дагестане мусороперерабатывающий завод планируют построить в Кизляре, где сейчас работает единственный в республике лицензированный полигон для утилизации мусора. Инвесторами строительства готовы выступить австрийские и немецкие компании, сообщил ТАСС мэр Кизляра Александр Шувалов.
Местные власти рассчитывают, что строительство завода поможет решить проблему утилизации мусора во всей северной части Дагестана (в нее, кроме Кизляра и Кизлярского района, входят шесть районов и два города). Планируется, что в перспективе завод по переработке мусора станет центром "Экотехнологического парка", в который войдут также предприятие по выработке электроэнергии и тепличный комплекс. Кроме того, ранее заключено соглашение с российско-итальянской компанией о переработке жидких отходов с последующим производством минеральных удобрений.  Читать далее...
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