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The Baikal region is included in the zone of social and economic development of the Far East

Today, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made changes to the Government Decree of October 16, 2014 No. 1055 "On Approval of the Methodology for the Selection of Investment Projects Planned for Implementation in the Far East and the Baikal Region" and No. 17 of September 2013, 810 "On the Government Commission on socio-economic development of the Far East ".

In accordance with the changes made, the issues of the socio-economic development of the Baikal region - the Republic of Buryatia, the Trans-Baikal Territory, the Irkutsk Region - will now be dealt with by the Government Commission on the Socio-Economic Development of the Far East - the official website of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East reports. The need for such a decision was spoken by the Minister for Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka, at a recent meeting of the subcommittee.

Let us remind you that only yesterday the Federation Council approved the law “On territories of advanced socio-economic development in the Russian Federation”, according to which for the first three years its effect applies only to the territories of socio-economic development of the Far East.

According to the Ministry of Regional Development, the subcommittee on the implementation of the investment Government Commission on the socio-economic development of the Far East is engaged in the selection of areas of priority socio-economic development. The question of whether the Baikal regions will now claim to be included in the list of TOP projects remains open.

Today's decision was made with a view to ensuring the coordination of the federal and federal authorities, who take part in making decisions regarding the socio-economic development of these regions.

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