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Investment Forum

May 18, 2010

On May 18th, 2010 Presentation of Investment Opportunities of Kolomna was held, organized by Administration together with the International Association of Business Collaboration. OJSC " Schurovsky Cement" was defined as a first contributor, which provides at the present time an example of the largest successful investment regional project.

For the second time Presentation of investment opportunities, held at the conference hall of new skating centre "Kolomna", attracted investors, interested developers, businessmen, looking for co-investors. First forum held in town in 2008. This year among the guests of the event attended there are also representatives from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Finland, ministries and industrial enterprises and also representatives from business communities of the town.

According to the words of Valery Shuvalov, Head of Kolomna, business goes upwards in the region, which has all investment possibilities. For several years OJSC "Schurovo Cement" is considered as one of the main investors and an example of proper investment. Anna Avramenko, ALPHA CEMENT Head of PR Department, approved unique character of Kolomna, availability of necessary infrastructure and resources, necessary for the realization of such a big scale projects, what actually a reconstruction of Schurovsky cement plant is.

At our report we considered the issuers of business impact to the area, because Holcim pays much attention to the regional problems of their presence. It is worth to mention that project reconstruction implies not only production modernization and transition from "wet" circuit to the "dry" one, which is more efficient and ecologically sound, but also to create a complex of measures for improving the social-economical climate in the area:
- changing of labor culture;
- patriotic education of young people;
- creative development and leisure time activities for the pupils;
- refurbishment and saving cultural-historic heritage of Kolomna;
- provision of population employment and working conditions, complaining with the OH&S requirements;
- moral- ethic aspect of enterprise activity.

From the big stage of the Forum we heard the plant initiative to maintain business/ authority Partnership by concluding Memorandum about collaboration in the sphere of ecology for all interested parties in Shurovo.

After completion of the official part of the Forum, Anna Avramenko invited the guests to visit Shurovsky cement plant and see by themselves new production in the process of its civil work. Excursion, held by Alexey Ivanov, Senior project engineer for ShC modernization, gave an opportunity to all the volunteers evaluate the size and significance of the work, which is finished and which is in plans, its efficiency and ecological care of the future plant. New canteen - one of the first objects of project modernization, which became its symbol, invited the guests for friendly lunch. Dishes from the standard menu were accepted by the Forum participants as a gala dinner, dedicated to their arrival.