23 Mar 2018 14:40

Authorities to make decisions in citizens' interests and with aim of dynamic development of country - Putin

MOSCOW. March 23 (Interfax) - The state's decisions will be made in the interests of citizens and will be aimed at correcting the current underachievement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"All upcoming decisions, even the most difficult ones, will be dictated by only one thing: the need to overcome the underachievement that still exists in some areas, to ensure the dynamic development of the country and a new quality of life for people, to respond to the historical challenges that we face," Putin said in his address to citizens of Russia.

"Ultimately, all of these decisions will be made solely in the interests of our country, our citizens, for the sake of our children and future generations," he said.

"We will act openly, discuss all our key decisions with people, explain why we're do this particular thing and not something else, what goals we want to achieve. I reiterate: our development agenda is consolidating in nature; it is nationwide, and it should unite everyone," Putin said.

Putin promised to create new jobs, boost the efficiency of the economy, increase citizens' real incomes, and reduce the poverty level. Environmental and housing problems will be resolved and that infrastructure, the social sphere, education, and healthcare will develop, he said.

"All these things will happen as a result of the powerful technological breakthrough which we will make. I talked about these tasks in my address. Essentially, it is a clear, specific, detailed plan of our shared actions. I am confident that it is realistic, right, and substantiated," Putin said.