Agenda: Reducing the number of administrative procedures in construction; financing the ahead-of-schedule construction of the M-12 motorway as well as a new motorway in Mordovia; additional support for the regions of the Far East.
Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:
Good afternoon, colleagues,
Before we proceed to the agenda, I would like to tell you about the decisions taken.
At the recent meeting of the State Council, the President instructed us to reduce the duration of the investment and construction cycle by at least 30 percent – and the government is making consistent efforts to accomplish this task.
A resolution has been signed that decreases the volume of requested data by almost a quarter. Agencies will no longer be able to demand information that is already available to authorities, mainly because it can be obtained from government databases.
For instance, you do not need to provide extracts from various registries or certain documents that confirm the right to receive a land plot.
We expect this measure to help people and businesses to reduce their paperwork, spend less time in obtaining permits, and speed up the processing of required documents.
The government is taking further efforts to develop the transport infrastructure. Quality advanced motorways make it possible for goods to be transported faster, contribute to the implementation of numerous business initiatives, and improve living standards for millions of our citizens.
One of the most ambitious projects is the construction of the M-12 motorway, which is to provide a rapid transit service linking several Russian regions, giving an extra boost to their economies. The motorway will become part of a prospective route to Western China, helping to expand trade channels with Asian countries in general, and enhancing the reliability and speed of goods deliveries, which has become particularly relevant in the current conditions.
This is a large and capital-intensive project. The government has previously allocated finances to speed up the work; today, we will allot an additional 50 billion roubles. These resources will allow for rapid construction.
We expect that these measures will make it possible to launch sections in the Moscow and Vladimir regions, with a total length of about 100 km, as early as this year, ahead of schedule.
In accordance with another decision made in relation to road building, the government will allocate over 380 million roubles for the construction of a motorway in Saransk in Mordovia, a measure that will make it possible to complete this locally significant project by the end of the year. A corresponding directive has already been signed.
The new route will allow industrial enterprises to speed up the delivery of goods and reduce costs.
The agenda of today’s meeting includes development of the regions in the Russian Far East. The President has repeatedly spoken of the need to create social infrastructure there and to ensure comfortable living conditions for local residents.
We discussed measures to support these regions at a meeting of the Government Commission on Enhancing Economic Resilience to Sanctions.
A lot of effort is being made in the district to launch new production facilities as well as to improve the quality of infrastructure – particularly now, during the busiest season in the Russian Far East.
The government will provide additional support to three regions, allocating over 515 million roubles to the Trans-Baikal, Kamchatka and Primorye territories. This will allow for active implementation of the projects that have already been launched.
This will enable work at a number of facilities to be completed in good time, including road construction, improvement of local sewage treatment facilities, connections to power grids, and building a sports and recreation complex.
Such measures are extremely important for the social development of economic growth centres in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District.