RusAg engages in the implementation of Russia’s National Priority Projects – Priority Areas of the Strategic Development of the Russian Federation – “International Cooperation and Exports”, “Housing and Urban Environment”, “Small and Medium Businesses and Support for Business Initiatives”.
The National Project “International Cooperation and Exports”
The International Cooperation and Exports national project is intended to expand the presence of Russian goods and services on global markets with the help of state regulatory instruments and industry and corporate programs, including export financing, equity financing, leasing, and long-term support measures. The government is planning to ensure competitiveness of Russian goods on foreign markets through special investment contracts and the mechanism of “first delivery support”. In the service sector, Russia will compete in IT, construction, financial services, and tourism. Bureaucratic barriers will be eliminated by updating rules for direct, mixed, and combined cargo and introducing electronic workflows.
The National Project “Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Support for Individual Entrepreneurs”
The Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Support for Individual Entrepreneurs national project includes five main lines of effort: improving conditions for doing business, providing access to concessional financing, accelerating SMEs, supporting farmers and agricultural cooperatives, promoting entrepreneurship as an activity. In particular, the state is planning to simplify access to financial resources for small businesses and expand the list of SMEs which provide goods and services for state-owned companies. Special attention will be given to high-tech companies, startups, and social entrepreneurs. Specialized informational services will make entrepreneurs aware about available measures of state support and will give them access to educational platforms.
The National Project “Housing and Urban Environment”
The Housing and Urban Environment national project is designed to increase residential construction, to improve the mechanisms for financing this sector, to enable people to move from old inadequate accommodations to modern comfortable apartments and houses, and to carry out urban landscaping measures on a massive scale. Also, mortgage loans must become much more accessible. The project places special emphasis on managing urban environment in small towns and historical settlements.