Eduard Kokoity met with entrepreneurs of South Ossetia

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 19:02

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity held a meeting with entrepreneurs of SO. The meeting focused on the existing situation in small and medium-size (SME) business and the problems, which businessmen have to cope with. The entrepreneurs were interested in issue of reimbursement of damage caused by the Georgian aggression and preferential crediting.
We will fight for certain quota for business development and we are ready to cooperate with those who are officially registered as entrepreneurs and had regularly paid taxes to the budget of RSO. If we do not support small and medium-size business, we will not have a developing economy. If we do not support farmers and create conditions for their work, we would not be able establish our economic strategy", said Eduard Kokoity in his opening speech.
In his turn, Albert Valiev, the Chairman of Business Development Committee, stated that many problems accumulated lately and "we are trying to organize ourselves and carry out certain work with our own capacities".
As to the question of the Committee"s status. Eduard Kokoity informed the gathering that this Committee has been transferred to the RSO Ministry of Economic Development to which a special department will be established to deal with issues related to SME. "Currently, a project is under elaboration between the Customs structures of RSO and the RF and we hope that this will simplify the customs procedure for flow of goods through the state RSO-RF border", said Kokoity.

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