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Sakhalin region maintains positive socio-economic vector

The Sakhalin region has taken a leading position in the country in terms of the growth of its own revenues, maintaining the positive dynamics of the main macroeconomic indicators, said Governor of the region Alexander Khoroshavin as part of the traditional report on the results of the development of the region over the past year.

A. Khoroshavin stressed that 2013 was a year full for the region with political, economic and social events. The most important of them was a working trip to Sakhalin in July last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which resulted in key decisions for the region in the socio-economic sphere, the regional governor’s press service reports.

The governor's report, quoted by the press service, says that the Kirinskoye gas condensate field was commissioned in Sakhalin in the sectoral context as part of the Sakhalin-3 project, the construction of the 4th power unit at Yuzhno-Sakhalinskaya CHPP-1 was completed, and a cannery in Ozerskoye, a number of socially significant facilities were launched, for example, an indoor ice palace (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), secondary school No. 8 (Kholmsk), the building of the A.P. Chekhov's "Sakhalin Island" (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk).

Last year, the region reached a new level in terms of housing construction - 291,2 thousand square meters. m, of which 135,5 thousand sq. m - social housing (1,7 times more than in 2012 - 81,7 thousand sq. m.). In general in the region in 2013 about 3760 families improved their living conditions. In the transport industry, about 60 km of roads were put into operation, including almost 40 km on the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Okha highway and more than 10 km on the South Kuriles, the report says. 

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