Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the plenary discussion “National Development Goals: Strategy of Russia 2018-2024” within the framework of the X Gaidar Forum

16 January 2019, Wednesday

Today, within the framework of the X Gaidar Forum, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the plenary discussion “National Development Goals: Strategy of Russia 2018-2024”.

The main speakers were First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Finance Minister Anton Siluanov of Russia, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Alexei Kudrin and Moscow Mayor, Head of the working group of the State Council on implementation of the May decree of the President of the Russian Federation - Sergei Sobyanin.

At the meeting, they discussed the extent to which national projects would allow achieving national goals, considered potential changes in the system of government, performance monitoring and other relevant issues.

In his speech, Anton Siluanov said that this year the Government will support the business community in implementation of large projects and help solve various problems, in particular, related to administrative barriers. “Last year, we started and now will have regular meetings with the business regarding what they lack for specific projects. If the project is sufficiently capacious and large, if the solution of administrative obstacles at different levels of government is required, we solve these problems. We have already approached the point of interaction with entrepreneurs, this applies to both large and medium-sized businesses”, said the Minister of Finance of Russia.

Anton Siluanov noted that currently work was underway on stimulating measures aimed at pushing the business to invest profits in the economy. “We not only create basic conditions for such a decision, but also create a mechanism that will encourage businesses to invest in projects”, he added.

Recalling past experience, Alexei Kudrin noted that the program of priority national projects for 2008-2012 in the country was completed only for 70%.

He added that not all serious structural steps were currently written in the national projects. The Head of the Accounts Chamber proposed to develop additional measures that will give impetus to the planned economic growth.

According to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, to break through the Russian economy, it is necessary to focus on large agglomerations, and then consistently develop the rest of the territory. “Without development of large agglomerations, without concentration of investments, there will be no growth of either an innovative economy or labor productivity,” he concluded.

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