Letter from Sheffield City Council
In response to your letter dated 6 April 1998
to Local Authorities that have participated in a TACIS City Twinning
Project I can inform you that as regards promoting investment
I do not think TACIS has been very successful as there needs to
be a greater involvement for business.
In respect of our own Project with the Municipality
of Izhevsk there has been some readjustment of the budget within
Izhevsk to take account of their Environment and Health Improvement
Programme which has been approved as a direct result of the TACIS
City Twinning Project.
To promote investment of the type which is needed
I feel there needs to be a greater input of investment, either
by industry and commerce themselves, or by the City/Region/National
Governments. As for promoting know-how I think there has been
some success in our Project, particularly in the field of the
control of transport related pollution. The problem is, as we
have seen quite clearly, investment is often a pre-requisite to
putting know-how into practice.
I trust this information is of use to you but
if you require further information which looks quite clearly at
environmental issues then please let me know.
Head of Environment and Regulatory Services
1 May 1998