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06.07.2021

Dmitry Pumpyanskiy sees the work of RSPP and the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities in construction regulation as effective and systematic

Dmitry Pumpyanskiy, Chairman of TMK’s Board of Directors, member of the Bureau of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Co-Chairman of RSPP’s Committee on Industrial Policy and Technical Regulation, has wrapped up the key outcomes of the joint efforts of RSPP and the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities to improve the regulatory framework in the construction sector and outlined the ongoing tasks at the Industrial Policy in Construction conference under the INNOPROM-2021 international trade fair.

Dmitry Pumpyanskiy noted that major construction projects at the regional and federal levels in the country proved the current regulatory framework in construction to be a constraining factor, which needs urgent reform. To address these challenges, the business community has combined its efforts with public authorities. The cooperation was actively supported by Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, and Irek Faizullin, Head of the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities.

“The Committee on Industrial Policy and Technical Regulation consistently works with the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities. After a series of meetings, a special working group was set up, including 25 leading companies of the country. The strategy and approaches have been defined, and we have jointly decided to abandon certain initiatives that would have led to additional regulatory duplication in technical regulation. We have determined our common position on cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission by agreeing on which matters of technical regulation in construction should be escalated to the supranational level and which should be subject to applicable Russian laws,” said Dmitry Pumpyanskiy.

He reminded that, in December 2020, Irek Faizullin, Head of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, took part in a meeting of the Bureau of the Board as part of this joint effort. “The meeting approved a road map for joint solutions, which is being successfully implemented, and finalized the development strategy for the construction industry and the housing and utilities sector up to 2035, reflecting all main proposals of RSPP. We have also submitted proposals to improve the system of technical committees in construction and sent our representative to the dedicated interdepartmental Coordinating Council for Standardization,” said Dmitry Pumpyanskiy.

He said that this aspect was also in focus of the Council for Technical Regulation and Standardization for the Digital Economy under RSPP’s Committee on Industrial Policy and Technical Regulation and the German Eastern Business Association. In particular, an expert group on building materials was set up under the partnership with Germany to create common Industry 4.0 standards.

“We are now discussing new areas of cooperation, including promoting the development of industry-specific construction research and personnel training for the construction industry,” said Dmitry Pumpyanskiy.

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