September 20, 2018 / 6:32 PM / a month ago

MEDIA-Russian government proposes list of investment projects to business - Interfax

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) -

* The Russian government has sent to businesses its list of prospective investment projects, which it wants to develop with companies, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing several sources, familiar with the list.

* The list contains almost 400 projects worth more than 11 trillion roubles ($166 billion), of which 7 trillion roubles are estimated to be non-government investment, Interfax said.

* The list includes projects in transport, energy infrastructure, agriculture, digitalisation, ecology and waste recycling. The list contains projects of power company Rushydro and state atomic energy firm Rosatom among others, the agency added.

* The list was prepared by state companies, ministries of natural resources, agriculture, construction, trade and digital development.

* The list was prepared from the government side for ongoing discussion between business leaders and officials of investment projects.

* The two sides recently created a mutual workgroup after Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov proposed that metals and mining firms which have profited from a weak rouble and strong commodity prices invest in projects in Russia to help the stretched state budget.

* Business leaders will propose their list of investment projects to the workgroup at a later date, Interfax added. — Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. ($1 = 66.2355 roubles) (Reporting by Moscow newsroom)

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