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Maxim Reshetnikov held a meeting with the heads of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and acting Governor of Sebastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev. The parties discussed topical issues of social and economic development of the regions. In particular, they touched upon the problem of insufficient banking institutions, water resources deficit, and sanctions restrictions for Crimean producers. In addition, they reviewed the current situation with the level of infrastructure development in the regions.
"The development of infrastructure is, of course, the base that should exist. But we must focus on the main economic indicators - an increase in the number of jobs, wage growth at enterprises, and investment. It is important to introduce new tools that will help significantly improve the economic situation of the regions, develop a program for sectoral economic development," Reshetnikov noted.
The Minister listened to the proposals of the heads of regions. Thus, Sergey Aksenov stressed the importance of introducing the "Made in Russia" label for goods produced on the Peninsula, and also asked for help in solving the problem of water supply for irrigation of agricultural land. In turn, Mikhail Razvozhaev called problems with mobile communications and the Internet as one of the key issues. In particular, there is almost no signal from cellular towers along the Tavrida highway.
In conclusion, Maxim Reshetnikov reminded that thanks to earlier decisions, it was possible to bring under control the capital outflow and increase the investment attractiveness of the Peninsula. "The total amount of investments made by participants of the free economic zone over the past five years has exceeded 143.8 billion rubles. About 55 thousand jobs have been created, " Maxim Reshetnikov said.
The Minister also stressed that within the framework of the Federal target program "Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Crimea and Sebastopol until 2022", major infrastructure projects have been successfully implemented for the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, the Tavrida highway, the main gas pipeline and the Simferopol airport complex.
At the moment, it has been decided to extend the implementation of the Program until 2024 with an increase in its funding from 961.20 billion to 1.2 trillion rubles.