Dmitry Medvedev Held Talks with Primorsky Krai Governor Sergey Darkin
VLADIVOSTOK. December 15. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held a working meeting with Primorsky Krai Governor Sergey Darkin in Moscow yesterday.
During the meeting, Sergey Darkin stated that new projects, which are implemented in Primorsky Krai, generated intensive investments in the local economy. “We will fulfill the local budget income plan. The budgets at all levels will discharge their salary obligations. All welfare payments provided for in the local budget will be made on time,” stated Sergey Darkin.
According to the Governor, there is a substantial number of available jobs in Primorsky Krai with unemployment rate as low as 3 percent. Total wage arrears in the region amounts to 25 millions rubles. 80 % of these arrears account for the plants that fulfill orders of Russia’s Defense Ministry. “The situation is under control. Also, we have launched public works in the region. Since the beginning of 2009 the total amount of arrears has decreased 2.5-fold,” the Governor said.
According to the press service of the regional administration, Dmitry Medvedev noted that it is vital to continue collaboration with Defense Ministry on work stabilization in the plants.
Speaking on the preparation of Vladivostok for APEC-2012 Summit, the Governor stated that all construction projects are carried out according to schedule and are financed in full.
About 85% of all materials used in the construction projects are produced domestically. “This allowed us to save some 50 billion rubles,” Sergey Darkin stressed.
In addition, during the meeting Primorsky Krai Governor proposed Dmitry Medvedev to encourage young volunteers to take part in the APEC-2012 construction projects on a voluntary basis. “It is necessary to make this work more purpose-oriented. We may as well invite students of Russian universities to take training so that they could be considered as potential employees in the future.”
“That’s settled then,” said Dmitry Medvedev. “The issue at hand should be paid close attention in the context of the preparation for APEC summit and Sochi-2014 Olympics.”