The municipality authorities told about business trip to the city of Bishkek


The municipality authorities told about business trip to the city of Bishkek

17 April 2018
Last week a delegation from Ufa had a business visit to the sister-city of Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. On April 11-12, the V International Forum of the best municipal practices of the Union of Russian Cities was held in Beshkek.
Representatives of municipalities and local governments of 150 cities of the world took part in the forum. The representatives of Council and the State Duma, the Government of the Russian Federation and the governing authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States also attended the Forum.
“The forum was held at a high organizational level, the important and urgent issues of city life were discussed there and the best municipal practices were revealed” – the Head of the Ufa City Municipal District Administration Irek Yalalov said at the briefing session that took place in the Ufa Administration on April 17.  
Irek Yalalov told that during the forum a number of cooperation agreements had been signed. One of the significant events was signing an Agreement on cooperation between the Union of local governments of Kyrgyz Republic and International Assembly of Capitals and Cities.
During the forum many different topics had been discussed in such spheres as utilities sector, public diplomacy, digital technologies and innovations, investments, investment climate, municipal loans and municipal-private partnership, financial inter-budgetary relations, financial and budget optimization, city ecology, organization of environmental protection measures were organized.
To discuss development of the sister-city relationships between Ufa and Bishkek delegation met with the mayor of Bishkek city Albek Ibraimov.
Parties discussed the cooperation in fields of sport, education, culture, experience exchange in field of city improvement and infrastructure development.
Delegation from Ufa also met with the chairman of Bishkek city Kenesh Almaz Kenenbaev and its representatives. Almaz Kenenbaev noted that after visiting Ufa in 2017 they took a lot from Ufa in city landscaping and its improvement.
Delegation from Ufa also met with the representatives of Bashkir diaspora in Bishkek, which is a part of the Public Association Tatar-Bashkir cultural center “Tugan tel”.
The Center "Tugan tel" takes an active part in various events held by the Kyrgyzstan People’s Assembly such as Novruz, City Day, Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic.
- “I believe that we are able to organize the collection transfer of schoolbooks and costumes soon”, Irek Yalalov said.
Mars Aminov reported detailed information about Ufa municipal practices.
As Mars Aminov noted there were eight thematic sections at the forum, which touched a wide range of issues such as economy, finance, inter-budget relations, digital technologies, investment climate, utilities sector, and ecology.
In the plenary part, a number of city-winners were awarded for the best municipal practices. Ufa got the Union of Russian Cities Award and became the best in the nomination "Economy" for the experience of creating and developing a business incubator.
The work of the sections was organized simultaneously in different placements in the congress hall of the governmental residence "Ala-Archa", where meetings of the heads of SCO states in 2007 and 2013 were held.
The main topic of the first section has traditionally been the development of the utilities sector. Lipetsk city was awarded for its practice "Resettlement from dilapidated houses at the expense of funds".
Also, the city of Bishkek presented the practice of modernizing the system of the utilities sector and proposed an effective experience in improving the affordability housing for citizens. In addition, the international experience of the city of Kerava (the Republic of Finland) was presented.
During the second section "Public Diplomacy - Effective Intermunicipal Cooperation", the practice of Perm called "Modern Mechanisms for Supporting Public Diplomacy" was awarded.
The experience of the city of Yakutsk in this area was represented by the practice of "Sister city relationships as a tool to promote social and economic development".
The speeches in the third section were devoted to digital technologies and innovations in municipalities. The head of the Administration of the Soviet district of Ufa Ural Kilsenbaev presented the experience of Ufa city. He made a presentation on the program called "Soviet district of Ufa Resident’s Assistant in the Telegram messenger."
The international experience of the use of digital technologies in municipalities was presented by the Mayor of Sichin City (South Korea).
The fourth section was devoted to investment and investment climate, municipal loans, municipal-private partnership. The city of Togliatti was awarded for the practice of “Forming an integrated system of measures aimed at creating a comfortable business environment for investors”.
The second day of the forum started with the work of the fifth section, which was devoted to inter-budgetary relations, financial and budget optimization. The representative of the Republic of Bashkortostan from the city of Salavat with the practice of "Budgetary policy and increase of incomes of the urban district" became the winner of the award for the best practice in the subject "Finances".
In 6th section questions regarding mechanisms implementations municipal Social Policy were discussed. Rostov-on-Don was highly appreciated for the practice “City opened for schools”.
During the seventh and eighth sections, issues of cultural identity and identity of cities, tourist attraction, the ecology of cities, organization of measures for environmental protection were discussed. The practice of Bishkek City "A set of measures to improve the ecological situation of the city." Became one of the most successful .
Mars Aminov explained more detailed information on best practices of cities can be obtained on a special Internet resource "Map of municipal practices" of the Union of Russian Cities. The portal gathered more than 1000 best municipal practices on 17 topics and being filled up. The city of Ufa is represented by 20 practitioners in all directions and annually sends new developments to participate in the competition.
In conclusion, the head of the Ufa Municipal City District Administration Irek Yalalov noted that Ufa is a permanent site of the International Assembly of Capitals and Cities in the issues of complex (environmental, industrial, criminogenic, etc.) security. Our city has been the best in this direction among the cities of the Volga Federal District for four years now. The capital will try to keep these positions this year too.
Irek Yalalov said that mayors of large and medium-sized cities from the Assembly will arrive in Ufa in May. Preparation for the event will begin as soon as possible.
At the briefing session, a video about the visit of the Ufa delegation to the city of Bishkek was shown. The video was, prepared by the press service of the City Administration and the producer center "All Ufa".

For reference:
IV forum of municipal practices was held in 2016 in Ufa. It gathered  68 cities, 45 municipal districts, 48 subjects of the Russian Federation, which  took part in it. On April 11, 2018 Irek Yalalov handed over the Cup of the Forum to the mayor of Bishke Albek Ibraimov.