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The Russian high officials visited the Kondopoga mill.
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Sergey Naryshkin visited the Kondopoga mill.

On 13 September 2016 Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey during his business trip to the Northwestern federal district visited one of the leading plants of the papermaking industry in Karelia- the Kondopoga pulp and paper mill.
September 13/2016

Among other visitors were the Head of the Republic of Karelia, Alexander Hutilainen, Deputy Minister of the Russian industry and trade, Viktor Evtukhov, Member of the Federal Council, Sergey Katanandov and other officials.

The Kondopoga mill is a dominant local employer and one of the largest taxpayers of the Republic of Karelia. The mill’s steady operation in many instances determines the social and economic situation in both Kondopoga and the whole Republic.

The bankruptcy proceedings against JSC Kondopoga started in March 2013. The mill’s production process switched to the give-and-take basis with the company LLC Karjala Pulp, which is a customer and supplier of the wood raw material.

Nowadays JSC Kondopoga is not only operating well, but also increasing its manufacturing output. Undoubtedly, over the last years the mill has not only just preserved its existence, but also established very good perspectives in future. The production results of the 8-month period of this year, the same as 2015, have shown the good economic dynamics.

The paper output in 2015 was 630,1 thousand tons (103,3% to the corresponding period of the previous year). The paper output has increased for the period from January to August 2016 and amounted to 447,5 thousand tons(111,1% to the corresponding period of 2015). The Kondopoga mill tax payments for the first half of the year going to the consolidated budget of the Republic of Karelia were 184,3 million rubles (116% compared to 2015).

Nowadays there are about 4000 employees working at the mill. In 2017 the mill is expected to emerge from bankruptcy with intentions to update and reconstruct production .The mill modernization and reconstruction project is included into the list of the state target program “Development of the Republic Karelia till 2020”, worked out by the federal government bodies, the Karelia Government, stockholders and the mill’s management.

CEO Kondopoga Jury Aivazov informed Sergey Naryshkin about the current situation at the mill and wood processing chain started in the port, where timber is arrived by sea for further recycling.

Nowadays there are 6 papermaking machines at the mill – 5 newsprint and 1 packing paper machine. One of them was shown to the Delegation headed by the State Duma Chairman. During the mill excursion, Sergey Naryshkin got to know about the technological characteristics of the papermaking machine and saw the product samples.

During the trip, Sergey Naryshkin communicated with the employees working at the papermaking machines. Nowadays, production processes are mostly monitored by computers, but nothing could replace a man watching equipment operation and being able to make prompt decisions when it is necessary.