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Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova held the first meeting with the heads of the regions as the curator of the Northwestern Federal District.

The meeting was attended by the plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Northwestern Federal District Alexander Gutsan, heads of 11 subjects, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and other departments. The meeting participants discussed the dynamics of key indicators of the socio-economic development of the constituent entities, the implementation of national projects in the Northwestern Federal District and individual programs and projects that are being implemented in the regions.

The institute for supervising federal districts by deputy prime ministers was established in accordance with the instructions of the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin. Tatiana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister, has been appointed curator of the Northwestern Federal District.

“The North-West Federal District is one of the most important regions of the country, therefore its socio-economic development plays a key role in the development of the Russian Federation. This is both our pride and a serious responsibility for the further development of the territory, ”said Tatiana Golikova.

She noted that the Northwestern Federal District is the fifth largest among all federal districts. Its population is almost 14 million – 9.5% of the country’s population. At the same time, more than a third of the population is concentrated in St. Petersburg, therefore the demographic development of the macroregion has certain features.

“Our main task is to create comfortable and safe conditions for citizens to live, improve their living standards, as well as successfully develop the economy and do business,” said the Deputy Prime Minister. “We have a lot of work ahead of us.”

As Tatyana Golikova emphasized, special attention in the framework of the supervision will be paid to the key goals of socio-economic development, as well as the implementation of national projects. In 2021, all 11 constituent entities of the district are participating in the implementation of 12 national projects. 154.2 billion rubles are allocated for activities of regional projects this year. The Northwestern Federal District is in third place in terms of cash execution among all federal districts. At the same time, as noted by Tatiana Golikova, it is necessary to intensify the pace of implementation of national projects, ensuring the proper use of funds from the federal and regional budgets.

Within the framework of the meetings, control over the implementation of national projects and territorial development programs will be carried out, the main problematic issues and points of growth of the Northwestern Federal District will be identified. In addition, on behalf of the Prime Minister, up to five large projects aimed at social and economic development will be prepared for each region.

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