OREANDA-NEWS. Vagit Alekperov, OAO LUKOIL President, and Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, signed a 2013 Project Implementation Protocol, in Kazan today, as part of the cooperation agreement between the company and the republic's government.

As part of the agreement, one of the top priorities between the two parties will be supplies of products manufactured by the engineering and defense enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan to LUKOIL, specifically, those by OAO KamAZ, OAO Kazankompressormash, OAO PO ELAZ and OAO Gorky Zelenodolsk Plant.

Tatarstan's Government has helped the company to obtain land plots for production operations and for deployment of filling stations in the republic.

Under the protocol, LUKOIL allocated more than RUR 234 million to finance various social and charitable projects implemented in the region in 2013.

The Cooperation Agreement between OAO LUKOIL and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan was signed in June of 2010.