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Minvostokrazvitiya: Infrastructure of the Far East to receive expanded state support

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Yuri Kupriyanov, Permanent Representative of Yakutia to the President of the Russian Federation, took part in the meeting of the Board of the RF Ministry for the development of the Far East, during which issues of the district development were discussed, including the results of 2016 and prospects for 2017.

The event was attended by the heads of the subjects of the Far East, members of the Board of the RF Ministry for the development of the Far East, representatives of federal and regional authorities, the deputy corps and the public.

Vice Prime Minister - Plenipotentiary of the Russian President to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev called the past year a record in the preparation of the regulatory framework for the implementation of mechanisms for accelerated socio-economic development of the macro region. Seven bills and 15 acts of the Government of the Russian Federation were adopted. Another 18 bills are being negotiated.

As the Minister for the Development of the Far East Aleksandr Galushka said at the panel, the potential settlements formed within the framework of the Far Eastern hectare program will receive the infrastructure according to regional development plans. Places where 30 or more Far Eastern hectares are concentrated will be connected to the infrastructure as a matter of priority. They will be supplied with roads, electricity, and water.

"The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), along with the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories and the Sakhalin Region, stands in the first place in terms of the demand for obtaining a Far Eastern hectare, - Yuri Kupriyanov noted. - In this regard, the issue of infrastructure development and social sphere is becoming one of the most urgent."

The Board meeting noted a significant increase in investment in the Far East. Competitive conditions for investment and business are being created to attract investors and to establish a favorable investment climate in the Far East. According to Aleksandr Galushka, already now 2.3 trillion rubles of investments are attracted to the Far East, most of which - 2.2 trillion rubles - are private. "Until the end of 2017, we expect to reach the volume of attracted investments of 4 trillion rubles," the Minister said.

"During the meeting, special attention was paid to the improvement of state programs and the development of sections on the accelerated development of the Far East with mandatory funding. The task of these sections - to ensure the priority nature of financing the issues of social and economic development of the Far East in state programs and in the plans of state companies - was set by Vladimir Putin," Yuri Kupriyanov said.

According to Alexander Galushka, "Far Eastern sections" are allocated in 20 out of 27 state programs.

The "Far Eastern sections" include priority objects of the regions of the Far East in the field of health, culture, tourism and sports. For example, in the state health program, in its approved part, compulsory for execution, 41 priority health facilities are provided, among them – oncological and cardiological early treatment centers in the city of Yakutsk.