Deputy PMs become curators of federal districts
MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has announced the appointment of deputy prime ministers as curators of federal districts.
In particular, Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko becomes the curator of the Siberian Federal District, Tatyana Golikova becomes the curator of the Northwestern Federal District, Deputy Prime Minister and head of government administration Dmitry Grigorenko will be in charge of the Central Federal District, the deputy prime minister and presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev will stay in charge of the Far East, Alexander Novak, deputy prime minister in charge of the fuel and energy sector, is put in charge of the Northern Caucasus, Yury Borisov, deputy prime minister in charge of industry and the agro-industrial sector, will be in charge of the Urals Federal District, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin is put in charge of the Southern Federal District, and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko is put in charge of the Volga Federal District.
"Each of you in the assigned territory will be responsible for its social development, for effective use of budget funding, for ensuring that these expenditures meet people's needs, and for observance of budget discipline. It is also necessary to pay close attention to achieving tasks associated with the economic growth of districts, with boosting their investment appeal," Mishustin said.
Besides, attention should be paid to supporting small and medium-sized businesses and creating new jobs, he said.
"We will coordinate your actions in a government commission on regional development, the commission is led by Marat Khusnullin, it will help establish effective interaction between the districts, which is especially important, bearing in mind the need for joint work on the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects at the junction of various industries," Mishustin said.
Having announced the curators, Mishustin said the decisions on their appointment had been made with regard for professional experience, knowledge, and the range of tasks the deputy prime ministers are working on in the government.