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Putin signed a decree on the development of the Far East

Putin signed a decree on the development of the Far East
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The President of Russia signed a decree on measures for the socio-economic development of the Far East. He instructed the government to improve the quality of life of people in the Far Eastern Federal District and increase the pace of development of the macro-region.

The Russian government must ensure growth beyond the average Russian rate by 2024 in increasing life expectancy. The mortality rate of the working-age population should decrease by no less than 35%, and the annual volume of housing construction should increase 1,6 times.

By this time, the growth rate of economic development indicators should also increase. As noted in decreeThis should happen due to an increase in the volume of accumulated investments to 800 billion rubles, the creation of at least 200 enterprises in the ASEZ and SPV. Migration outflow should stop before 2035, the quality of life and economic development should exceed the average Russian indicators.

For three months, the government, on behalf of the president, should approve the national program for the socio-economic development of the Far East for the period until 2024 and for the long term until 2035. Also, within three months after the approval of the national program, the government should submit proposals to the presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects on the inclusion of measures in national projects to achieve the goals indicated in the decree.

It is planned to accelerate the socio-economic development of the Far East through the development of export-oriented sectors of the economy, oil and gas chemistry, aircraft and shipbuilding, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, logistics, tourism, education and health; by increasing the competitiveness of ASEZs, creating and developing trunk and cross-border infrastructures, and developing small and medium-sized enterprises; development of human capital and human resources.

The decree notes that primary health care should become more accessible for residents of the Far East, the proportion of health care, education, culture and sports facilities that are in disrepair should be reduced, the number of unsuitable for living dwellings and apartment buildings recognized as emergency should be reduced. In this case, there should be more roads, technology parks.

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