An exchange of expertise in reforming the energy sector between Russian and foreign companies will be one the basic aims of the exhibition Uralenergo-2001, Eduard Shavrov, in charge of the electricity department, told a news conference Tuesday. The exhibition is due to take place in Ufa, the capital of Bashkiria, Urals, on October 23 through 26. Russia takes an interest in related reform expertise of such countries as Great Britain, Germany, Japan, said Shavrov. Lower tariffs and maximum security of the sector have proved to be the most efficient policies, according to international experience. The Ufa exposition will aim to provide support for the electricity sector, introduce most recent power-saving and other technologies in Russian regions, and promote the development of business ties.
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