The President of Russia held a working meeting with Acting Head of the Khabarovsk Territory Mikhail Degtyarev… They discussed the ecology of the region, its socio-economic development and the solution of pressing problems, including the problems of defrauded equity holders.
The President supported
The first topic that Mikhail Degtyarev raised at the meeting with the President of the country was the inclusion of Amur in the national project “Ecology”. The river is experiencing environmental difficulties associated with floods and pollution. Because of this, the number of fish living in it has decreased, which negatively affected fishing. The acting head of the Khabarovsk Territory proposed to prepare a separate federal project for the preservation of the Amur, similar to those adopted for the Volga and Baikal.
The second project that Degtyarev asked for Vladimir Putin to support the development of the Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island. It is necessary to introduce a cargo-passenger passage there – then the movement of people will become more accessible, and trade will intensify.
At a meeting with the president, the acting head of the Khabarovsk Territory also raised the issue of awarding Komsomolsk-on-Amur the title of the City of Labor Valor. Residents of this industrial center collected signatures and sent a corresponding petition to the President of the country.
“Komsomolsk-on-Amur is really an industrial center of the Far East, a city of people who are honored and who fulfill the country’s tasks in the main, one might say, areas – increasing defense capability, industry. So, of course, I understand what this is about, ”Vladimir Putin replied.
He also thanked the workers of the city’s factories producing the Sukhoi-35 and Sukhoi-57 aircraft.
What has been done in six months?
Mikhail Degtyarev has been in office since July last year. And at a meeting with the president, he reported on the work done for six months. The regional government, he said, completed the northern delivery a month ahead of schedule and started the heating season on time. All social obligations on payments to families with minor children were fulfilled. In total, 47.5 thousand children under 3 years old and 214.9 thousand children from 3 to 16 years old received support. Additionally, 254 thousand children helped.
For the first time in 8 years in the Khabarovsk Territory, regional payments were indexed. One of the most pressing issues for the residents of the region was the transport tax. Many motorists have re-registered cars in Primorye, where it is lower. Now the tax calculator for Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories is the same.
The region began to support talented schoolchildren. The prizes, scholarships and grants were multiplied to the distinguished children, as well as cultural workers, young scientists. They did not forget about the defrauded equity holders. In total, more than 2 thousand families have not received housing in the region. To rectify the situation, the government entered into an agreement with the federal Fund for the protection of the rights of defrauded real estate investors.
“This year we will provide a thousand families with either housing or payments. We already have the money, ”said Mikhail Degtyarev, acting head of the Khabarovsk Territory.
He explained that a total of 2.5 billion rubles were allocated, including 411 million rubles from the regional budget as co-financing, the rest – from the fund.
Almost every year the region suffers from floods that damage its inhabitants. This time, according to Degtyarev, the region managed to avoid casualties and serious destruction due to timely measures and actions. But there are still victims – those who have lost their property are paid compensation.
Farmers in the region also suffered in 2020. They faced African swine fever, which killed almost all animals. To help, the government has increased payments to livestock workers by 30%.
Director of Political Analysis, Institute of Social Marketing (INSOMAR) Viktor Poturemsky:
– Khabarovsk Territory is one of the most problematic regions in Russia. Recently, he has not been very lucky with the authorities, which is why he has lost momentum.
Without the creation of certain conditions and legislative assistance, the region cannot develop. There are many problems in the region, but I would single out three main ones: the economy and everything related to economic development, infrastructure development and the quality of life. It should be understood that economic problems cannot be solved without the introduction of infrastructure projects, which, by the way, was mentioned at the meeting between the president and the acting head. The main link that takes priority over everything else is the quality of life. All changes should lead to its improvement.