During his working trip to the Tver Region, Vladimir Putin visited Tver Carriage Works, where he was informed about the plant’s operation and shown its finished products.

The plant’s General Director Andrei Solovei informed the President about its performance indicators and the efficiency of the government support measures.

Vladimir Putin visited a number of shops and viewed some finished products: the Ivolga urban electric train and a low-floor tram. The President was also shown the plant’s double decker passenger carriages.

In addition, Mr Putin met with the plant’s employees and answered their questions.

Vladimir Putin: Will your colleagues support you? This is a surprise to me. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

There must be labour discipline here, similar to what you have. You make four carriages [per day], is that right? And the bridge should be built in the same way – high quality, on schedule and at minimal cost. We will work on this by all means, and I completely agree with you, there should be another bridge across the Volga.

As head of such a successful enterprise, and not just successful, it is an enterprise that has overcome hardships and trials in its development in 2009, in 2015, and 2016, you got everything rolling again, and look what beautiful products you manufacture, they are in demand domestically, and I am confident we will get them out to foreign markets. So, thank you very much.

Source: President of Russia Website Kremlin Moscow http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.enKorea.