Vladislav Khovalyg, appointed acting head of the Republic of Tuva on Wednesday, spoke at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin about the priority areas for the development of the region. This is reported by the Kremlin’s website.
The main direction of Khovalyg called the clear implementation of the individual plan of socio-economic development. He also plans to pay special attention to solving the issue of employment of the population and environmental problems associated with coal heating in the capital of Tuva, Kyzyl. As an alternative to coal, the use of which leads to air pollution, the acting head suggested switching to imported gas.
The election of the head of the region will be held in September. As a member of the Central Election Commission of Russia Yevgeny Shevchenko clarified to TASS, “the scheduled elections for the head of the Republic of Tyva should take place on a single voting day, September 19, 2021.”
Earlier it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool, who decided to leave this post of his own free will.