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Our activities

Investments support

  1. Volga-Centre, ltd. has developed a wide data base on potential Russian and foreign investors and acceptors.
  2. Our specialists have developed a package of the investment projects of the city of Yaroslavl to obtain a sub-loan via National Pollution Abatement Facility Program (NPAF) out of the World Bank funds.
  • "Reduction of the river Volga pollution by the industrial waste waters and storm waters of the enterprises of the northern industrial district of the city of Yaroslavl and improvement of production at the JSC "Yaroslavl tyre plant"
  • "Reduction of technogenic load of the waste water treatment plant of the city of Yaroslavl to water and air environment by putting into operation the third block of the municipal waste water treatment plant" (Yaroslavl Water Works)
  • "Prevention of off gas air emissions from black carbon production at OJSC "Yaroslavl technical carbon"
  • "Organization of the oil wastes processing generated in oil products production" at the JSC "Slavneft-Yaroslavlnefteorgsintez"
  • "Organization of low waste production of paints and varnishes at the OJSC "Lakokraska"
  • "Organization of ecologically sound production of vpm at the JSC Yaroslavl varnish-and-paint factory "Pobeda Rabochikh"

The Projects have been approved by the World Bank, NPAF and oblast Administration. The implementation securities from the oblast Administration have been obtained.

  1. Nowadays the Volga-Centre ltd. jointly with Yaroslavl Water Works and CH2M HILL (USA) has completed the development of the investment project "Yaroslavl Municipal Water Services Development Program" to obtain a loan via European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. A grant from the USA Trade Development Agency has been received to complete a feasibility study.
  2. Under Volga-Centre, ltd. organizational and methodical support the Gorki Reservoir Maintenance and Operation Office has obtained a grant via EECONET Action Fund for the implementation of the Project "Restoration of the Zhelvata river mouth eco-system and the adjacent area".
  3. Our specialists have developed some methodical aids on investment organization, including:
  • Methods of the investment projects assessment;
  • Strategies on attraction of investments into water sector of the Upper Volga region

Environment

Our specialists jointly with the Upper Volga Basin Department, Gorki Reservoir Management and Operating Office, environmental organizations of the Kostroma and Yaroslavl oblasts have developed some legal documents and acts regulating water relations and providing efficient water use:

  • Provisions on joint activities of the Upper Volga region environmental organizations in the sphere of the water bodies restoration and conservation
  • Draft basin agreement for the Gorki Reservoir
  • Draft basin agreement for the Rybinsk Reservoir
  • Rules of the Gorki Reservoir operating
  • Assignment for the Nizhni Novgorod hydro power electric station to provide level behavior of the Gorki Reservoir
  • Draft law of the Yaroslavl oblast on water bodies charges
  • Draft law of the Yaroslavl oblast on purpose budget fund on water bodies restoration and conservation
  • Provisions "On procedure on funds expenditure targeted to funding of measures for water bodies restoration and conservation in the Yaroslavl oblast"
  • Resolution of the Kostroma oblast Duma "On approval of the water bodies charges"
  • Provisions on water protection areas and riverside area.

On demand of the Yaroslavl oblast administration our specialists have developed the Program Water bodies restoration and conservation in the Yaroslavl oblast up to 2010.

Our specialists have effected the environmental impact assessment for the following projects:

In the framework of the activities targeted to small and medium rivers basins restoration our specialists jointly with Inland Waters Biology Institute, International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences, Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International projects on technical assistance and some non-governmental organizations have made an integrated survey of some rivers' eco-systems:

  • The Koloksha river (Yaroslavl oblast),
  • The Kotorosl river and its tributary the Ustie river (Yaroslavl oblast),
  • The Zhelvata river (Kostroma and Ivanovo oblasts).

The following programs have been developed and are being implemented based on these surveys:

  • Conservation and development of the natural and cultural heritage of the Koloksha river basin in the territory of the Rybinsk municipal district
  • The Ustie river basin restoration and maintenance
  • The Zhelvata river mouth ecosystem restoration

The following editions have been prepared:

  • The river Koloksha Atlas
  • The river Ustie Atlas

Water supply and sewerage

In the framework of the RF Environmental management project implementation our specialist jointly with administrations, environmental agencies, water works, scientific organizations, Upper Volga Branch CPPI have participated in development and implementation of the following programs:

  1. Supply of the Kostroma oblast population with drinking water
  2. Supply of the Yaroslavl oblast population with drinking water
  3. Development of the drinking water supply system in the town of Sharia
  4. Development of the drinking water supply system in the town of Nekrasovskoye
  5. Development of the drinking water supply system in the village of Samet
  6. Improvement of the waste water treatment facilities and supply of the population with drinking water in the town of Sheksna

On the basis of the works implemented and experience obtained the methodical recommendations have been made up:

  1. Development of the integrated programs of the municipal water supply systems long-term development
  2. Assessment of the operating costs and tariffs for water supply and sewerage services
  3. Detection and reduction of the uncounted for water in the municipal water supply systems
  4. Auditing of the water supply and sewerage facilities
  5. Water supply systems objectives

Development of informational systems

Our specialists have developed different informational systems and participated in development of similar informational systems:


Environmental informational system "EKO" (in the framework of the Russian Federation Environmental management Project")

Function: water resources management
Tasks: water bodies and pollution sources data base generation, selection of information by queries, water bodies quality analysis and assessment, display of results in the form of reports and charts.

The program has been installed and is functioning successfully in the following organizations:
- Natural Resources Committee of the Yaroslavl oblast
- Hydrometeorological observatory, city of Rybinsk
- Centre of the state sanitary and epidemiological inspection of the city of Yaroslavl
- Administration of the Kostroma oblast

The principles of the program operation are set forth in the User's Manual.


Functional complex "Municipal Improvements" (on demand of the Yaroslavl city administration)

Function: housing and public utilities management
Tasks: data collection and processing, queries, lists, statements formation; summaries, protection and authorized access.

The program is installed in the Department of municipal services of the Yaroslavl city administration.

The principles of the program operation are set forth in the User's Manual.


Program HRDATA 2000

The program has been developed on the demand of the PayData, Inc. company.
Function: Human Resources of a western company

Demo version is available in PayData site.


HRDATA SeflHelp

A variant of HRDATA 2000 to work On-line.


Information system Evolution (Advanced Payroll Management)

Participation in development and testing on the demand of the PayData, Inc. company.
An accounting program for the US business accounting system. The demo version is available in PayData site.


Conjugation unit of the electronic map of the city of Yaroslavl with the available information resources (on demand of the Yaroslavl city Administration)

Function: visualization of information concerning municipal services objects of the city of Yaroslavl in relation with other applicable programs of the municipal management.
Tasks: collection and analysis of the information on municipal services, forecasting of negative tendencies in the work, modeling of the processes of the municipal management development, graphic display of the districts by density of population, migration, birth rates, emergencies, violence of the thermal balance and so on; obtaining of spatial and time sections and analytical review by samplings.


Accomplishment of the program "Initial population accounting" (on demand of the Yaroslavl city administration)
The program has been developed by the firm "Municipal computer systems" (St.-Petersburg). Our specialist provide support and updating in the framework of the contract.


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