29 Jan 2020 10:42

Borisov to oversee industry, fuel-and-energy sector, national defense - govt website

MOSCOW. Jan 29 (Interfax) - Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov will be coordinating the activities of federal government agencies in the fields of industry, the fuel-and-energy sector, and national defense and law enforcement, and will also be responsible for the development of trunk infrastructure.

A statement concerning the division of duties among deputy prime ministers of the new cabinet, which has been endorsed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, has been posted on the government website.

According to the statement, Borisov will be in charge of state policy in the field of industry, the fuel-and-energy sector, and the electric power industry, as well as the development, fulfillment, and overview of the comprehensive plan for modernization and expansion of trunk energy infrastructure until 2024.

He will also be overseeing national defense, law enforcement, mobilization preparations in Russia, management of state material reserves, and fulfillment of the state armament program, government defense orders, and the programs for development of the defense, atomic, rocket and space, shipbuilding, aircraft, and radio-electronic industries.

Other issues to be supervised by Borisov are development and use of the Glonass network, including in the civilian sector, and state policy in the field of technological and atomic supervision within his area of expertise.

He will continue to coordinate control over exports of goods, information, works, services, and copyrighted products that could be used to create weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, as well as other types of armaments and military hardware.

Borisov will also continue to oversee military-technical policy within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and state policy in the field of military-technical cooperation with foreign states.

His other powers include the provision of state policy in the field of civil defense, protection of the population and territories in the event of emergencies, and development of Russia's border.

Borisov's new duties include the development of proposals regarding preparing young men for service in the Russian Armed Forces.

Borisov will coordinate the activities of the Industry and Trade Ministry, the Energy Ministry, Rostekhnadzor, Rosreserv, Rosatom, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, and Roscosmos.