December, 6 the meeting of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northern-Western federal district Victor Cherkesov and the Head of the Government of the Republic of Karelia Sergey Katanandov was held in the residence on Petrovskaya quay.
During the meeting Victor Cherkesov and Sergey Katanandov have discussed the broad variety of problems concerning development of the Republic of Karelia and its interaction with the other regions of the Northern-Western federal district. In particular, the Head of Karelia has told the Plenipotentiary about the negotiations accomplished by the Government of the republic with Finland about construction of the new enterprise for wood processing in the republic.
Today, despite of existence of the enterprises of this kind in Karelia, there is an expediency of construction of the new wood-processing enterprise in the region of Priladozhie, which is in the great need of new workplaces. This factory should become the advanced in Europe: it will be equipped with the best technical devices and will make production of the highest quality. Sergey Katanandov has expressed his hope, that the negotiations on this factory will be finished successfully in the nearest future. The Finnish party will finance the construction of the factory.
The parties have also discussed the Strategy of social and economic development of Northern-Western federal district developed by the working group of the expert council on the economic development and investments. Victor Cherkesov and Sergey Katanandov have agreed that strengthening of regions of the district should occur under conditions of their interaction, first of all in the sphere of economics, and the inter-regional program will be very of great assistance upon its acceptance in adjusting deeper and constructive relations between the areas and the republics of the Northern-Western federal district.
During the conversation the theme of elections in the executive and legislature bodies of Karelia in April of the next year has also been mentioned. Sergey Katanandov has informed Victor Cherkesov, that despite of amplifying pre-election activity, the political situation in the Republic remains quiet.
During the next meetings with journalists Sergey Katanandov has noted, that the conversation was very substantial and has broach the problems, including the increase of salaries for the state employees.