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Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia in 2013

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Prime performance results
of the Government of the Republic of Karelia in 2013

Activities of the Government of the Republic of Karelia in 2013 was aimed at comprehensive solution of tasks of social and economic development of the republic stated by strategic documents of the Russian Federation, Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of December 12, 2012, orders and decreed of the President of the Russian Federation, decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Concept of social and economic development of the Republic of Karelia through 2017.

In order to improve the effectiveness of public administration in the sphere of tourism and transport, the State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for Tourism and the State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for Transport have been established within the framework of executive bodies of the Republic of Karelia.

Along with implementation of long-term target programs of the Republic of Karelia in force development of the state programs of the Republic of Karelia through 2020 with consideration of amendments included in the Budget Code of the Russian Federation was performed.

As on May 24, 2013 Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order N517 On Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Karelia active preparation for the anniversary of the republic has been launched. With consideration of suggestions of the Government of the Republic of Karelia legal enactments of the Government of the Russian Federation were adopted in due terms on establishing of the State Commission for preparation for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia and on Composition of the State Commission chaired by Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev. By the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation N2161-r of November 22, 2013 the plan of main activities for preparation and staging the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia, which implementation in 2017-2020 provides assignment of 3,3 billion roubles, including 2,16 billion roubles from the federal budget. Two session of the State Commission took place in 2013 when decisions on development of the long-term strategy of social and economic development of the Republic of Karelia through 2020 were made.

Issues of social and economic development of the republic, finance support of expenditures provided by the Law on the budget of the Republic of Karelia for 2013 and the target period of 2014 and 2015, the Government of the Republic of Karelia had to solve in 2013 in the context of considerable decline of the budget revenues along with significant growth of the volume of expenditure commitments.

To solve priority tasks in the sphere of economy and social sphere the main efforts of the Government of the Republic of Karelia were focused on the following focal areas:

  • performance of Presidential Executive Orders signed on May 7, 2012, including with regard to wage rises for specific categories of employees in the sphere of public health, education, social service, and culture;
  • mobilization of additional funds to perform public expenditure commitments, including in the sphere of wage rises of employees in the sphere of culture;
  • solution of issues related to stabilization of the situation at the largest backbone enterprises of the republic, search for new property owners and investors capable of production streamlining and providing production of competitive products;
  • development of the regional regulatory framework focused on improvement of the investment climate, mobilization of investments in the republic in order to provide sustainable economic growth and improve living standards of the population.
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Created: May 12, 2014. Last updated: May 14, 2014.
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