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Yury Trutnev: “It seems to me that there are friendly people in Buryatia, which means that they can solve big tasks”
Yury Trutnev: “It seems to me that there are friendly people in Buryatia, which means that they can solve big tasks”
30-11-18 11:41
Age: 295 days

During his working trip to Buryatia, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Presidential Plenipotentiary of the Russian Far Eastern Federal District, Yury Trutnev, on November 30 met with representatives of the authorities and the republic’s community.

- We do not plan to work for the leadership of the republic, we will not be in charge of economic or social processes here - this is not the task of a plenipotentiary. But we will help. I like the atmosphere here, how people communicate. It seems to me that there are friendly people in Buryatia, which means that they can solve big tasks,” said the Presidential Plenipotentiary of the Russian Far Eastern Federal District

Yury Trutnev noted that over the next two weeks there will be a meeting, organized in Moscow. This meeting will attend the Head of Buryatia, Alexei Tsydenov and all federal ministries, to work out priority measures of solving the socio-economic problems that faces the republic.

About the Russian Far Eastern Federal District.

Nowadays, the economic development of the regions of the Russian Far Eastern Federal District is higher than the average Russian indicators. For example, the growth of industrial production is 2 times higher, the growth of investments is 17% higher, and the share in the total volume of investments coming to the territory of Russia is 30%.

Special institutions are working for the development of the economy of the Russian Far Eastern Federal District: the Far East Development Corporation, the Agency for Attracting Investments, the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District, and the Far East Development Fund.

“The FEFD is the only district in Russia that has been tasked with preparing a separate national program so that by 2024 the living conditions in the Far East will be caught up by the average Russian conditions,” noted Yury Trutnev. - No one trying to steal your Siberian identity. You are the inhabitants of Siberia, and it’s staying this way. We are not talking about geography, we are talking about the management system of the Russian state, - said Yuri Trutnev.

“We must find money for Buryatia”

At the same time, 56.3 billion rubles allocated for the social development of economic growth centers in the Far East were distributed a year ago. A decision on the inclusion of Buryatia in the FEFD was made on November 3, 2018.

- Now, we are unable to withdraw money from one of the subjects, because there are already working as a self-sustaining system. But I can simply say that we understand that in any case we must find money for both Buryatia and Transbaikal. I just promise you that we will definitely find money for you. I think that within a month or three we will find a solution and allocate money,”
Presidential Plenipotentiary of the Russian Far Eastern Federal District promised.

About the Far Eastern hectare

Yury Trutnev explicitly explained how the law on “Far Eastern hectare” works. At the first stage, the leadership of the subject of the Russian Federation, together with the legislature and the municipalities determine what part of the territory must be protected, and where it is possible to provide Far Eastern hectares.

“Distribution is not subject to specially protected natural territories and territories of human settlements as a development zone,” the presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District explained. “The deadline for granting land in accordance with the law on the Far Eastern hectare is 45 days, at best, 27. Most importantly, this happens quickly, and people become masters of their land”, the plenipotentiary said.

Moreover, the local population at the start of the program are given priority rights that within six months from the beginning of the provision of the “Far Eastern hectare”, only residents of the region have the opportunity to receive land. The next six months, the program is available for the entire Far East. And only after that it will be available for other citizens of Russia.

About the ecology of Baikal

- Baikal is really a pearl of both Buryatia and Russia. I am sure that the Head of the Republic will include the issue of discussing the situation on Lake Baikal in the list of issues that we will discuss with the participation of representatives of the ministries,” added Yury Trutnev.

At the same time, he noted that there are no problems with the Siberian Federal District in this matter, since federal legislation is not divided into districts and the protection of Baikal is within the competence of the Government of the Russian Federation.

About Tunkinsky National Park

The plenipotentiary approved the work of the Government of Buryatia on the removal of settlements from the Tunkinsky National Park and the addition of an area of untouched nature equivalent in terms of space.

“The operation of the national park does not mean that people live there. It’s not the same. National Park is the protection of natural objects in its original form. There should be no settlements inside the national park by definition. There are recreation areas, but if people live there, it is no longer a park. It doesn't work this way. There is certain logic in the decision to withdraw the already populated territories and add the same amount without reducing the territory of the national park,”explained Yury Trutnev.

In the opinion of the plenipotentiary, the holding of such events must be discussed at the local level, where local residents personally can tell about all the difficulties that brings the status of a national park.

Today, on November 30, within the framework of his first working trip to Buryatia, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation met with the Head of the Republic, Alexei Tsydenov, who spoke about the integration of the republic into the national program for the development of the Far East. He also held a meeting on the socioeconomic development of Buryatia and proposed to schedule a separate meeting on the development of the region with the participation of the heads of federal ministries. Also during his trip to the republic, Yuri Trutnev visited the National Museum of Buryatia, and also met with the head of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia Khambo Lama Damba Ayusheev and visited the palace of XII Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, where his imperishable body is kept.

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