VEB is awarded for its contribution to promoting sustainable development and responsible lending practices

20 june 2014 года
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The results of the Competition for the award for promoting sustainable development and responsible lending practiceswere summed up in the course of the Global Sustainable Finance Conference (the city of Karlsruhe, Germany, June 12-14, 20-14). The Competition was organized by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP), the European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSDD) and the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI). The organizers reviewed more 200 applications and selected 10 winners.

Vnesheconombank was among the winnersand was awarded an honorary diploma for funding a project on the reconstruction and construction of minor hydroelectric power plants in the Republic of Karelia. This project became a laureate in the nomination “The Best Project in Industry or Infrastructure Built on Sustainable Development Principles”.

CJSC Nord Hydro is responsible for constructing and reconstructing 108 minor hydroelectric power plants (MHPP) on the territory of the Russian Federation in several stages.

Vnesheconombank is funding the first stage of the project that provides for constructing eight MHPPs in Karelia. The project’s total value is 29.5 billion rubles. Under the credit agreement concluded in late 2011, VEB provided CJSC Nord Hydro with a credit line with a drawdown limit of 1.6 billion rubles for a period of up to the end of 2016. As of today, they completed the construction of two MHPPs “Lyaskelya” and “Ryumyakoski”. At present, the third MHPP “Kalliokoski” is being built. It is to be launched in late 2014. Other hydroelectric power plants are at a design stage.

Vnesheconombank intends to go on participating in funding projects in renewable sources of energy. These projects’ implementation is in line with objectives stipulated in the Strategy of Energy Development of the Russian Federation in so far as it relates to decentralized supply of energy-deficient regions, enhancing electricity supply reliability, developing and increasing the proportion of clean renewable energy sources in the energy balance.

Under Vnesheconombank’s Memorandum on Financial Policies the Bank’s main lines of investment activity include increased efficiency of utilizing natural resources, environmental protection and increased energy efficiency.

CJSC Nord Hydro was established in 2007 to implement projects of minor hydroelectric generation (up t0 25Mwatt). The company owns 4functioning minor hydroelectric power plants. Until the year 2020, the company plans to reconstruct and construct about 120 hydroelectric power plants with a total capacity of 130Mwattand with an electric power output of up to 900 million kWh per year.

 

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Vnesheconombank to fund the construction of a methylchlorsilanes plant in Kazan

18 june 2014 года
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A ceremony to open a memorial sign to honor the beginning of a methylchlorsilanes plant construction was held in Kazan. In the attendance of the ceremony were Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, President of the Republic of TatarstanRuslanMinnikhanov, Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev, First Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board Andrei Sapelin.

A project to construct a methylchlorsilanes plant is to be implemented by OJSC KZSK- Silicon with the financial assistance of the Bank for Development under the federal target program (Minpromtorg of Russia is a state customer). The project’s total value is 9.8 billion rubles.

A decision on VEB’s participation in funding the construction of the plant was made by the Bank’s Supervisory Board in March of 2014. Vnesheconombank is expected to provide OJSC KZSK Silicon with 7.8 billion rubles for a period of 12 years. A bulk of investments is scheduled to be used for creating new production facilities applying Russian technologies and on the basis of Russian equipment.

This project is of national significance. Its implementation would make it possible not only to create our own raw materials base to develop Russia’s main industrial sectors but also to overcome dependence on import supplies of strategic methylchlorsilanes raw materials. The plant is to produce a wide range of raw materials to manufacture special gluesand rubbers. At present, these materials are for the most part supplied to Russia by China, the US and Germany. As a result of the project’s implementation revenues in the budgets of all levels will amount to 13.5 billion rubles and more than 750 jobs will be created.

 

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Vnesheconombank Group and the PrimorskyTerritoryAdministration Discuss the Results of their Joint Work on the Region’s Development

11 june 2014 года
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The first meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring the Implementation of Joint Action Plans of Vnesheconombank and the Primorsky Territory Administration for the comprehensive development of the region’s territory for a period of 201-2018 was held om June 11, 2014 at Vnesheconombank. The meeting was chaired by Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board Sergei Vasiliev. In the attendance of the meeting was First Vice Governor AlexandrKostenko.

In the attendance of the meeting held in the format of videoconference were representatives of the government authorities of the Primorsky Territory, Vnesheconombank’s and its subsidiaries employees as well as initiators of investment projects.

The meeting’s participants discussed the results of implementing the Joint Action Plan in the 4th quarter of 2013 – the 1st quarter of 2014, the progress of considering investment projectsbeing examined at Vnesheconombank and promising projects in the Primorsky Territory.

As of today, 5 projects of the Primorsky Territory are being considered at Vnesheconombank. Their total value is 225.54 billion rubles with the Bank’s expected participation share being 215.13 billion rubles.

As of May 1, 2014, OJSC Svyaz-Bank’s credits amounted to 1.38 billion rubles, with the loan portfolio being 1.14 billion rubles.

As of April 1, 2014, OJSC VEB-Leasing concluded 11 leasing agreements worth 55.9 million rubles.

As of June 2, 2014 the regional limit set for the Primorsky Territory under the program to support small and medium-sized enterprises implemented by Vnesheconombank through its subsidiary SME-Bank was 737 million billion rubles, with unexpended balance being 434.3 million rubles.

The next meeting of the Working Group on Monitoring the Implementation of Joint Action Plans of Vnesheconombank and the Primorsky Territory Administration is to be held in the 4th quarter of 2014.

The Working Group was established in order to monitor the implementation of joint action plans of Vnesheconombank Group and supreme executive government authorities of Russia’s constituent entities. The Joint Action Plan of Vnesheconombank Group and the Primorsky Territory Administration for the comprehensive development of the Primorsky Territory for a period of 2013-2018 was approved by Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev and Governor of the Primorsky Territory Vladimir Miklushevsky in Septrember of 2013. The Working Group is comprised of Vnesheconombank’s representatives and the Bank’s subsidiary institutions: OJSC the Export Insurance Agency of Russia, the Strategic Initiatives Agency for Promoting New Projects, the RFPI Management Company (LLC), OJSC Svyaz-Bank, CJSC GLOBEXBANK, OJSC SME Bank, VEB Capital (LLC), VEB Engineering (LLC), OJSC Federal Project Finance Center, and OJSC VEB-Leasing.

 

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VEB transfers additional funds to restore the oldest hospital in the Jewish autonomous area

2 june 2014 года
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Vnesheconombank transferred the second charitable contribution worth 50 million rubles to the Lenin central district hospital in the Jewish autonomous area. The funds are to be used to restore the health care institution and adjacent territory affected by the 2013 flood as well as to buy medical equipment. The hospital received a total of 120 million rubles from Vnesheconombank.

In October of 2013, Vnesheconombank transferred the first charitable contribution to the hospital in the amount 70 million rubles. This money is being used to make capital repairs of premises in the main building, construction workers are rebuilding sewage, heat, water and electricity supply systems.

The second charitable contribution worth 50 million rubles is to be used to rebuild ventilation system and the face of the main building as well as to repair outpatient clinic, garage and maintenance building. There are plans to improve and landscape the territory, purchase medical and laundry equipment lost in the emergency.

Upon completing the repairs, patients are to be provided with all kinds of medical services and the hospital will become one of the best medical institutions in the Jewish autonomous area.

Chief Medical Officer of the Lenin central district hospital Alena Pozdysheva said, “On behalf of our personnel I’d like to thank Vnesheconombank for rendering financial assistance to our hospital affected by flood. As a result of such assistance our employees will work under comfortable conditions and patients will be able to undergo the best treatment”.

Charitable activity is an important line of Vnesheconombank’s social activity, which also includes providing assistance to health-care institutions. Vnesheconombank’s charitable program is approved by the Bank’s Supervisory Board headed by the Russian Prime Minister.

The Lenin central district hospital founded in 1928 is five years older than the autonomous area itself. 90 people can receive in-patient care and another 140 people can undergo outpatient treatment. 20medical specialists work for the clinic in such areas as surgery, therapy, gynecology, neurology, pediatrics. The hospital also employs 170 paramedical workers. The flood caused a significant damage to the hospital. The ground floor, basements, garage and vegetable store cellar were under water during a month.

 

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Information Message on the Results of Investing Funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund

2 june 2014 года
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Russia’s Finance Ministry hereby informs about the results of investing funds of the Reserve Fund and the National WealthFund from January 1 to May 31, 2014.

The Reserve Fund

As of June 1, 2014 the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund was 3 026.34billion rubles which is equivalent to 87.13 billion US dollars. The amounts of balances in separate accounts to record funds of the Reserve Fund were:

  • 38.08 billion US dollars
  • 29.40 billion euros;
  • 5.40 billion pounds sterlings.

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the Reserve Fund in foreign currency accounts of the Bank of Russia recalculated in dollars for a period from January 15 to May 31, 2014 was0.27 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 9.22 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating balances of funds in the said accounts for a period from January 1 to May 31, 2014 was 166.62 billion rubles.

The National Wealth Fund

As of June 1, 2014, the aggregate amount of the National Wealth Fund was 3 033.17 billion rubles which is equivalent to 87.32 billion US dollars including:

1) In separate accounts to record funds of the National Wealth Fund with the Bank of Russia:

  • 24.46 billion US dollars;
  • 24.00 billion euros;
  • 4.38 billion pounds sterlings;

2) 474.02 billion rubles and 6.25 billion US dollars were deposited with Vnesheconombank.

3) under an individual decision by the Russian Government 3.00 billion US dollars were placed in debt instruments of foreign states without placing demands on long-term credit ratings.

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the National Wealth Fund in foreign currency accounts of the Bank of Russia recalculated in dollars for a period from January 15 to May 31, 2014, was 0.20 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 6.87 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating monetary resources of the Fundfrom January 1 to May 31, 2014 was141.90 billion rubles including:

  • balances in foreign exchange accounts with the Bank of Russia – 123.34 billion rubles;
  • funds deposited with Vnesheconombank in US dollars – 12.54 billion rubles;
  • funds placed in debt instruments of foreign states without placing demands on long-term credit ratings – 6.02 billion rubles.

The aggregate income from placing financial resources of the Fund on Vnesheconombank’s deposits from January to May of 2014 was 13.63 billion rubles which is equivalent to 0.40 billion US dollars.

Indicators of the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund as well as of calculated incomes (losses) from placing funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund were calculated on the basis of official exchange rates of foreign currencies set by the Bank of Russia as of the date prior to the reporting date and of cross rates calculated on the basis of the said exchange rates.

Detailed statistics on transactions with funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund is posted on the Internet site of the Russian Finance Ministry in the following sections: “The Reserve Fund” and “The National Wealth Fund” in appropriate subsections in Russian and English, the statistics is updated on a regular basis.

 

Origin: Press Service of Russia’s Finance Ministry

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