Czech PM : Russia affords considerable investment opportunities

On a working visit to Russia PM Petr Nečas on Monday said the country afforded considerable business opportunities for investment and trade. Following a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Mr. Nečas said the two sides had agreed to strengthen business relations and tap mutual investment opportunities. Trade has picked up in recent years with the trade turnover in 2012 exceeding six billion U.S. dollars for the first time in history. The Russian prime minister also lobbied for the Russian-Czech consortium which is one of the bidders for the multi-million crown tender to complete the construction of the Temelín nuclear power plant in southern Bohemia. Prime Minister Medvedev said that by selecting the Russian-Czech consortium the e Czech Republic could secure a 156 billion crown investment for its industrial sector.