Today in Moscow the 16th international specialized exhibition "Construction Equipment and Technologies /CTT2015", which will stay open until June 6th, began.As our special correspondent Elena Kudryashova reports from the event, the leading representatives of the industry have gathered in pavilions and on the open areas of the Crocus Expo Centre. 700 companies from Russia and foreign countries, among them Atlas Copco, Liebherr, Wirtgen, John Deere, "Kudesnik", KAMAZ, "CHETRA-Industrial Cars", GAZ Group, "MK Kraneks", "Liugong" and others, are participating in STT this year
The Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services, Mikhail Menn, greeted participants and guests of the exhibition. "We are faced with the most difficult of tasks: to carry out modernization of the production base of the industry and that of construction materials, to increase the localization of production of equipment and materials in Russia, and to carry out refurbishment of our own capacities and resources. For the solution to these tasks, the Ministry of Construction is conducting an inquiry into the improvement of the standards and the legal base, the elimination of administrative barriers, and the development of the tools which will promote a transition of the industry to a higher level", he declared."Like the economy in general, the industry is faced with the need to develop the production of modern construction equipment. State support measures promoting import substitution in the sphere of government and municipal procurements are being developed, and an increase in technological effectiveness and levels of localization of production in the territory of the Russian Federation will allow for the steady development of business", the deputy head of Minpromtorg of the Russian Federation, Andrey Boginsky, said.
According to the first deputy head of the department of urban policy of Moscow, Oleg Ryndin, Moscow always needs the most modern equipment and technologies and therefore such exhibitions are extremely necessary to find such technology in Russia and the world and to apply them to construction in the capital.STT acts as a platform for international cooperation in the sphere of construction equipment and technologies. Products are presented here by national displays from Germany, Italy, Finland, China and South Korea. STT covers the whole range of construction equipment, including equipment for road construction, lifting equipment, cranes, drilling and mining complexes, equipment for the production of concrete works, earth-moving equipment, loaders, and also accessories, tires, fuels and lubricants.