Its history is typical of many Russian regions. It began with a copper foundry built on the Potekha River by the merchant Matvey Myasnikov in the spring of 1756. And for 175 years the village was called Blagoveshchensky Zavod. In 1941, Blagoveshchensk received the status of a city of district subordination, and in 1989 it became a city of republican subordination. In those years, the city survived rather than lived: the social sphere did not develop, young people sought to leave for big cities.
But in February 2019, the city became a Territory of Advanced Socio-Economic Development (TOSED). And time seemed to speed up in it, new opportunities appeared, people stopped leaving, and even in recent years the population has begun to grow.
Today there are already 34 residents in the Blagoveshchensk PSEDA. One of the city’s development engines is SIBUR. Create new production capabilities, introduce modern technologies. For example, during the modernization of the POLIEF company, which is part of the SIBUR company, a new supply line for recyclable materials was integrated into the technological chain that already existed in the company. Equipment with unique technologies for Russia produce Vivilen rPET pellets, which contain up to 25-30% recycled polymer. The new production capacity is capable of processing some 34,000 tons of recyclable materials per year. This means that more than 1.7 billion plastic bottles will not end up in landfills, but will be put back into circulation, for example, as sustainable food packaging. In fact, the cooperation between the SIBUR company and the city of Blagoveshchensk has become one of the pilot projects for the introduction of unique closed-loop recycling technologies.
“With the opening of a new production plant, POLIEF has confidently consolidated its leadership in the green agenda of the Republic of Bashkortostan,” Pavel Romanenko, General Director of POLIEF JSC, told RG. “But it’s not just limited to the walls of The SIBUR company is developing cities of presence and Much has been done in and around Blagoveshchensk thanks to the Formula for Good Deeds program, which has been running since 2016. Company volunteers, together with the residents of the city, they have planted tens of thousands of trees, implemented many social environmental projects. There are many caring, active and involved residents of Blagoveshchensk, and we are happy to help them implement their ideas for the benefit of the city.”
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Over the past two years, 10 new production facilities have been opened in Blagoveshchensk TASED with planned indicators: attracted investments – 5842 million rubles and the creation of 2145 new jobs.
Among them are 2 new large enterprises: a plant for the production of high-quality reinforced concrete and ready-mix concrete bridge girders, and the Kvadro plant for the production of refractory basalt sewn mats, which are used in industrial construction. like heat and sound. insulation and fire protection. And this is more than 350 new and modern jobs.
All this stirs up entrepreneurial activity and the people of Blagoveshchensk themselves: they unite, start projects, apply for grants to various competitions to implement their ideas. The city itself is noticeably changing for the better – huge improvement projects are nearing completion. The main one, “Return to the origins”, is dedicated to the reconstruction of the historical part of the city. A complete reconstruction of the city park has already been completed, a project to clean the city pond, which the townspeople consider a real gem of their places, is nearing completion.
An application for participation in the upcoming All-Russian competition between small cities and historical settlements has been sent. This is a project for the improvement of Sovetskaya street, which will be a logical continuation of an already implemented project.
Blagoveshchensk is becoming a city of new buildings: construction of a sports and recreation complex has begun, a new children’s clinic is being designed, there are plans to build a new school, rebuild a stadium and a sports center for the school.
The social life of the townspeople also revived. Thus, the Science Festival organized by the administration together with the United Metallurgical Company was a complete success. Together with the petrochemical holding company “SIBUR” they held a family literary festival “El Poder de la Palabra”. Famous writers, poets, journalists came to the city and met the townspeople, presented their work to them, gave them autographs. In the fall of 2022, SIBUR organized its own “Recycling Workshop” in the city – this is a comprehensive environmental project aimed at developing a system for separate collection and reuse of plastic waste. In fact, these are new mini-workshops where residents become familiar with the plastic waste recycling process and learn how to create household items from recycled materials: toys, dishes, notebooks. The city also organized a tour of GITIS graduates – Blagoveshchensk residents highly appreciated the performances and brainstorming.
Therefore, it is no coincidence that this year Blagoveshchensk is included in the Top 10 of the best single-industry cities in the country, which is published by the VEB of the Republic of Bashkortostan. In addition, the city entered the II Industrial Tourism Accelerator “Open Industry” and is ready to actively develop industrial tourism along with event and historical tourism. For this, an interesting guide to Blagoveshchensk was developed.
“This year was laborious and productive for us,” Oleg Golov, head of the city administration, told RG. “Large investment projects have appeared. Much has been done to improve the city: streets, courtyards, public spaces, we continue to improve engineering infrastructure. Do not forget about the social sphere “Now two social facilities are being built, and several more should appear in the near future. The most valuable thing that we acquire at the end of the year is new ideas and plans for the coming year. We plan to continue promoting our city , develop industrial tourism Increase prestigious jobs, attract labor resources to companies, develop urban infrastructure and increase the attractiveness of the city for young people to love it and stay here to live and work.To achieve these objectives, we will continue working!”