The industry of St. Petersburg today is developing steadily, said Vice-Governor of the city Kirill Polyakov. What remains the main problem of the economy of the Northern capital, he said in an interview with the newspaper “Petersburg Diary”.
Several important agreements will be signed at the international forum “Russian Industrialist”, which takes place in the Northern capital from November 29 to December 1, Polyakov noted. Particularly noteworthy is the signing of an agreement between the Northern capital, as well as the St. Petersburg and Russian Unions of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
“We agreed that St. Petersburg is becoming a platform for interaction as the most innovative city, which has shown very good results at this stage, despite the difficulties experienced by the economy,” emphasized the Vice Governor.
He added that the St. Petersburg industry feels “confident, despite the unfriendly actions of a number of countries”, and by December “showed growth, and quite confident at that.” According to Polyakov, the tendency to increase production continues. However, there is a problem of lack of personnel.
“Today we are facing the main problem – the shortage of personnel, there is an acute shortage of them <...> We plan to discuss, including with the rectors of leading universities, the solution to the problem of timely training of qualified personnel for the Russian industry,” he declared.