The discussion focused on the region's socioeconomic situation based on the results for 9 months of 2015, in particular on the situation in industry and on labour market. The Governor also briefed the President on the implementation of the May 2012 presidential executive orders.
Mr Morozov said that the region is one of the top five Russian regions in the machine-building sector. Economic growth came to 103.5 percent over the first nine months of 2015. Collection of federal and regional taxes has improved in the region. Work is underway on implementing Presidential instructions on developing nuclear-innovation and aircraft manufacturing clusters. Production of molybdenum radioisotopes used for medical purposes has begun; this completely covers Russian domestic demand and also around 15 percent of the world market. A large radio-chemicals centre is under construction, as is a fast breeder reactor. Construction of a high-tech nuclear medicine centre, together with Rosatom and the Federal Biomedical Agency, is near completion. The centre’s medical equipment has already been delivered.
As far as development of the aircraft manufacturing cluster goes, Mr Morozov said that the Aerokompozit plant began full production cycle operations this year. The plant produces composite parts for use in aircraft manufacturing. Work is also underway on a project to produce the latest model Il-476 military transport plane. Three aircraft will be completed this year, seven aircraft are planned for next year, 11 in 2017, and 18 aircraft after that. Work has also begun on the new Il-78 inflight refuelling tanker plane, which will be put into production next year.