MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Mikhail Degtyarev reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the results of the work of the regional government for six months.
Putin held a working meeting with Degtyarev on Tuesday, the transcript of the meeting was published on the Kremlin's website. Degtyarev thanked the president for his trust and direction to the Khabarovsk Territory.
“We, in turn, the government of the Khabarovsk Territory, have done the following in the six months that have passed. Well, firstly, we started the heating season on time and completed the northern delivery a month ahead of schedule. Then we fulfilled and are fulfilling all the social obligations that the state takes “, – Degtyarev told the president.
The Acting Governor reported that the regional budget was adopted in November and, for the first time in eight years, regional payments were indexed, which had not been indexed for eight years.
“We found reserves and lowered the transport tax. This was a very painful topic, people were addressing it, treated it with anxiety and even with some envy, and some motorists re-registered in Primorye, because the tax is lower there. We leveled the tax with Primorye,” – Degtyarev told.
He added that the regional government has also increased awards, scholarships and grants to talented schoolchildren, cultural figures and young scientists.
“As for ASF, African swine fever: we also survived it over these six months and for the first time increased payments to farmers by 30%, this was a very painful issue. All livestock was practically destroyed. More than 200 rubles per kilogram of live weight. For the first time such figures were applied in the Khabarovsk Territory “, – reported Degtyarev.
He added that the expenses for territorial-public self-government were also increased by 30%.
Degtyarev also reported that the Khabarovsk Territory experienced a flood last year, it was possible to avoid casualties and serious destruction. He added that payments are now being made to people who have lost property due to the flood.