Government of the Irkutsk Region and OJSC EuroSibEnergo sign an Agreement on Social and Economic Cooperation
On December 19, 2014, the Government of the Irkutsk Region and OJSC EuroSibEnergo signed an Agreement on Social and Economic Cooperation. The document specifies key social and charitable projects to be supported by EuroSibEnergo Group in the Irkutsk Region. The Group will continue to assist in the implementation of educational projects of Irkutsk State Technical University, Bratsk State University and Irkutsk Power Engineering College approved by the Government of the Irkutsk Region, to support the Baikal-Energiya hockey team, to assist in construction of a nursery school in Irkutsk. In 2015, the company will allocate over RUB 400 mln for these purposes. In addition, the agreement stipulates an ongoing dialogue with government agencies on the use of natural resources, the budget policy and the environment. It also involves pursuing a coordinated policy on reforming of the energy, housing and utilities sectors in the Irkutsk Region, developing integrated programs to develop electricity grids and heating networks in the Angara Region.
EuroSibEnergo Group operates in the Irkutsk Region via its largest companies, such as OJSC Irkutskenergo and LLC Vostsibugol and their subsidiaries. The companies have gained a reputation as reliable energy suppliers in Eastern Siberia, responsible taxpayers and employers ensuring a steady flow of tax payments to budgets on all levels.
Vyacheslav Solomin, CEO of OJSC EuroSibEnergo: “The agreement between the Government of the Irkutsk Region and OJSC EuroSibEnergo sets out our obligations to develop the energy sector and attract investment in the industry; it is designed to align the financial and social policy so as to create a sustainable social and economic environment in the Irkutsk Region and develop talents and economic potential of the region. If we succeed in implementing all our plans, the industry will become more environmentally friendly, and there will be further improvement in living conditions in the cities and districts of the Angara Region where the company’s businesses are located. Undoubtedly, the practice of agreements between business and the government is a sensible and efficient option of cooperation in tackling burning social issues. And we intend to continue to develop our partnership.”
Press service of OJSC EuroSibEnergo
December 22, 2014