Tatarstan President to meet with representatives of NP “LAT”
In 2005 the company «KAMA-TRUCKS», as well as a number of other carriers in the region of Tatarstan, initiated the creation of Association of regional carriers for solution of common problems in the transport sector as well as for increasing the quality of the provided transport services, level of driving skills, road safety.
Today, the Non-commercial partnership «Logistics and trucking of Tatarstan» consists of:
- 562 members of shipping organizations representing small and medium business cities of Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Kazan, Bugulma, Sarmanovo, Nurlat, Menzelinsk, Elabuga;
- 3600 units of freight vehicles;
- over 10,800 professionals working in international and intercity transport in the member enterprises of the Partnership.
12 March of the current year a meeting of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and representatives of the Partnership was held in RT Government House on the initiative of the NP «logistics and trucking of Tatarstan». It was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan-head of RT Cabinet office Shamil Gafarov, Minister of industry and trade Ravil Zaripov, Minister of education and science Albert Gilmutdinov, head of the investment development Agency Linar Yakubov, head of the road police RT Ministry of the interior Rifkat Minnikhanov.
The following questions were on the agenda:
- coordination of activities of cargo automobile carriers by the relevant Ministry
- changing the training system of drivers in the Republic of Tatarstan,
- the involvement of Tatarstan carriers in the programs of development and support of small and medium enterprises of Republic of Tatarstan,
- the temporary restriction of vehicles movement on motor roads of common use.
Opening the meeting, the RT President emphasized the importance of the transport component in the economic development of the Republic. You must weigh our needs in cargo transportation with the existing rolling stock and the program of transport development, he said. Rustam Minnikhanov reminded that the need for cargo transportations would grow due to the assigned task – increase of production volumes to 2 trillion RUB. by 2016 .The growth of cargo volumes is expected as a result of development of JSC «KAMAZ», «Kazanorgsintez», «Nizhnekamskneftekhim», and also expansion of opportunities of special economic zone «Alabuga». All this requires a systemic approach to cargo transportations, said Rustam Minnikhanov.
In turn, representatives of the nonprofit partnership «logistics and trucking of Tatarstan», who initiated today’s meeting, told about their problems and suggested solutions to them.
One of the problems carriers faced is the training of qualified personnel, capable to manage large trucks. The average age of the drivers of large trucks is around 48 years, it is necessary to organize work with youth. According to the words of representatives of the carriers, the emergence of skilled drivers of heavy vehicles would decrease the accident rate and improve the situation on the roads.
Besides, Leonid Steinberg proposed to develop a program in which members of the partnership can purchase vehicles produced on the territory of the Republic on credit terms.
Rustam Minnikhanov entrusted the relevant ministries to consider the issue of training the drivers for heavy trucks in accordance with the market requirements (Ministry of education and science, RT Ministry of labour, employment and social protection).
Besides, the President of RT said that the RT Ministry of transport and road management, the RT Ministry of industry and trade should establish closer interaction with the non-commercial partnership «logistics and transport of the Republic of Tatarstan» in terms of renewal of rolling stock and providing orders for carriers.
During the meeting the questions on the interaction of non-commercial partnership «logistics and transport of the Republic of Tatarstan with banks relatively obtaining loans to purchase machinery were also raised. Leonid Steinberg said that the agreement on granting long-term credits was reached with «Avtogradbank» (Naberezhnye Chelny), «Sberbank», «VTB».
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