Within the scope of the Fourth session of the State Commission for preparation for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia held in Petrozavodsk on December, 17 under the chairmanship of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Rashid Nurgaliyev, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia and head of the fifth working group on preparation of the single-industry towns' development concept, has presented results of the work accomplished in 2014.
Rashid Nurgaliyev speaks
In particular, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia has told about solution of tasks in the sphere of provision of communication of good quality, development of forestry and other industries, spheres of culture and sports, and security so important for the citizens of the republic.
Thus, thanks to the agreement reached with the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation building of telecommunication infrastructure will be launched in Karelia in 2015 instead of previously scheduled 2018. On results of this work residents of 29 towns and settlements located far from regional centers will have access to Internet and telecommunication of good quality.
Important decisions were made on development of production assets. On the basis of Onego Tractor Plant it is supposed to establish an enterprise producing wood processing equipment. The engineering center training experts for this enterprise is supposed to be accommodated at Petrozavodsk State University.
A lot of measures are taken on forest exploitation. Activity of the Commission on consideration of issues of multiple forest management in the republic has renewed. As Rashid Nurgaliyev has mentioned, woodland leasers and users of subsurface resources start reaching common ground and conclude necessary agreements. Session of the Council for the Development of the Forestry Sector under the Government of the Russia Federation devoted to the issues of forest management, procurement and sale of timber will take place in March of 2015 in Petrozavodsk.
Head of Karelia delivers the report
Building of an industrial park in the settlement of Nadvoitsy and one of its first projects of construction of a house-building enterprise Penostek Nord is in progress. Work on establishing of new production lines manufacturing of heating aluminium radiators and aluminium foil is conducted on the basis of Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter.
Issue of small and medium entrepreneurship also remain in the focus of attention. To step-up cooperation between entrepreneurs in the sphere of food industry the Guild of Bakers and Confectioners was established in the republic, and sites for possible location of mini-bakeries in the republic are being searched for.
In the sphere of development of education, culture ans sports agreements have been reached with field-oriented federal ministries. Assignment of subsidies from the federal budget to provide conditions for physical training and sports of children and teenagers is provided for the republic. In the line of the Ministry of Sport of Russia 50 million roubles will be assigned to complete the building of the 4th phase of Kurgan sports complex in Petrozavodsk, health and fitness center in Suojärvi, support of basic kinds of sport in the republic. In cooperation with the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, sports federations, charitable foundations the problem of demand for sports equipment is being solved.
Young athletes from Byelomorsk, Louhi and Muezersky regions of the republic have already received it. To other regions sports equipment will be delivered in January of 2015.
More than 65 million roubles, according to Rashid Nurgaliyev, will be assigned for reconstruction of objects of ethocultural and historical heritage of the republic. Events in this sphere will be financed through the Ethnocultural Initiative Support and Development Foundation. As Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia has mentioned, the first tranches have already been disbursed to Karelia.
Issues concerning security and well-being of citizens are kept under special control. In Pudozh region by efforts of the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief upon the request of the working group a potential environmental disaster was prevented when to burning of lumber waste on Mokry island was eliminated. For many years residents of nearby settlements suffered from continuous fires on this island.
– Activity of the working group was built at close cooperation with other working groups, involvement of experts from almost all federal ministries and agencies, corresponding ministries and committees of the Government of the Republic of Karelia. We work as an integrated team, – Rashid Nurgaliyev has summarized.