ChTZ Uraltrac DG chairs branch of Russian Engineering Union

16 October 2014 (09:18)

October 16, 2014. Director-General of ChTZ Uraltrac (a member enterprise of Uralvagonzavod Corporation) Viktor Voropayev was elected Chairman of Russian Engineering Union’s Chelyabinsk branch. He succeeded the former head of Ural Car Factory Viktor Korman in this position, the corporation’s press service says.

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Defense Industry Board Oleg Bochkarev spoke at the branch meeting. He said that the program adopted by the government means 70% of the armament systems used by the Russian Armed Forces must be up-to-date by 2020. 23 trillion RUR will be directed for the purpose. Over 3 trillion RUR will be allocated specifically for technical upgrades of defense industry enterprises.

‘Oleg Bochkarev suggested the meeting should be more specific and dedicated to the ways of meeting the President’s decree on the measures to be taken in order to improve vocational education and training and to make the living conditions and living standards of the defense industry workers better,’ the press service says.

Quite a few companies are now facing the technical engineering personnel shortage problem. Existing vocational cadre is no longer enough to suit production needs, which is already telling on the quality of industrial work. Some budget funds were allocated to handle the problem. This money is expected to be spent on college education for 11,000 engineers.

Improving the living standards of the defense industry workers is another component of meeting the industry’s challenges successfully.

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