Russian car maker AvtoVAZ, says it has developed a programme to modernise and increase the country's car production using plant facilities in Togliatti, Izhevsk and Taganrog. "We propose to increase in Russia the production of modern cars meeting modern environmental safety norms. To this end, it is necessary to merge the plants along the economic integration principle, without changing the form of ownership," chairman of the AvtoVAZ board Vladimir Kadannikov said on Tuesday.