Meeting with Acting Head of Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov 2019-08-26 14:35:00 The Kremlin, Moscow Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Acting Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov to discuss the socioeconomic situation in the region. Radiy Khabirov was appointed Acting Head of the republic last October. According to him, the industrial production index in Bashkiria is 104.5, and 109 percent in construction. The wages are growing. Agricultural results have been improving after the droughts of previous years. The volume of investment in the industrial and agricultural sector is also increasing: it has reached 113.6 percent of investment in fixed capital. The gross regional product accounts for 1.5 trillion rubles. Another three priority social and economic development areas have been added to the existing two. The officials also discussed issues related to demographics, healthcare, employment and a new project, the construction by the French company Savencia of a factory to produce soft cheese. In addition to this, Mr Khabirov said that the International Federation had decided to hold the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Bashkiria.