Nikolai Patrushev opens the session of the State Commission
The Concept of Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia through to 2020 was coordinated and adopted by the decree of the Government of Russia on December, 16. It was announced today by Alexander Khudilainen at the Fourth session of the State Commission for preparation for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia held in Petrozavodsk by under the chairmanship of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Adoption of the concept has become the main result of the work of participants of the State Commission, heads of working groups, interaction between the Government of Karelia and the Government of Russia.
– This is great success for the republic, though it also means great responsibility, first of all, responsibility towards the citizens of Karelia who expect real effect of the program implementation, – Alexander Khudilainen has told.
As under the chairmanship of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, has mentioned, the concept is focused on solution of endemic problems of the republic and development of its most important competitive advantages in mineral resources, forestry, and other branches of the industry.
– The concept is approved by the Government of Russia, its financing up to 2020 will make 15 billion roubles. Today in the context of severe financial restrictions experienced by our country due to the course of Russia's isolation from global trade and financial markets pursued by the USA and the EU this amount is seen minimal sufficient for solution of high-priority tasks of development of the republic. Therefore, one of the key tasks for the year 2015 is to form a practical and efficient federal target program in the light of this concept, – Nikolai Patrushev has pointed out.