OREANDA-NEWS  Mechanical engineering remains the main driver of the growth of Russian industry, without building capacity and competencies, including in the production of equipment and robotics, long-term economic development will be difficult, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

"Despite the unfriendly actions, the domestic industry is developing dynamically. Primarily due to processing, in April we recorded an increase of more than 8%. Mechanical engineering has also been the main driver for several months, in the same month output increased by 30%, if we talk about segments, then, for example, the creation of computer and electronic equipment has already expanded by 44%," Mishustin said at a strategic session on national projects.

Mishustin stressed that despite the good performance in a number of industries, the resource for expanding the production of Russian companies is not unlimited, stating the need for technological re-equipment of machine-building enterprises. In addition, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers noted the need to organize automated production using modern robots and high-tech machines.