Menyailo explained the meaning of the transfer of Buryatia and Transbaikalia to the far East

© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiye in photobacteria Menyailo. Archival photoMenyailo explained the meaning of the transfer of Buryatia and Transbaikalia to the far East© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiyi the image Bank

Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai became the far Eastern Federal district for the speedy recovery of their economy and subsidies to infrastructure projects; the decision is optimal and meets the requirement of time, considers the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in Siberia Sergey meniailo.

The fourth of November it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the transfer of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai of the Siberian Federal district the far Eastern Federal district. The government was instructed within three months to bring their acts in compliance with this decree.

To remove legal barriers

«Believe me — no hardware, no games. The feasibility and time requirement. The best option for today not to break and not to lose time, not to create unnecessary structures…» — said Menyailo reporters on Tuesday.

The envoy said that the Federal target program «economic and Financial development of the Far East and the Baikal region» has been functioning for ten years, and during that time the far East has managed to achieve some positive results, and Baikal regions they are not. According to him, Buryatia and Transbaikalia were funded under this program from the development Fund of the Far East and the Ministry for development of Russian Far East, but technically, they were not under their jurisdiction.

«The scheme is very complex, and we had the funding to get to give at the Federal level and target subsidies to give to each of our regions. Preferences for each region it is necessary to publish separate regulations of the government. There are two options — or to exclude them from the program and to make a separate Federal targeted programme for the Baikal region, it is difficult and impractical. The second option is to include them fully in this program,» — said Menyailo.

He noted that, on the basis of expediency, the decision was made about the transition of these regions in the far Eastern Federal district and, thus, all the preferences, who are now working in the far East, from this point on will be distributed in Buryatia and Transbaikalia. Today, from the legal point of view, all barriers to the economic development of these two regions is removed, the authorized representative stressed.

The development of the economy

Menyailo also said that from the point of view of economy of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai especially is a very complex regions requiring investment.

«We have a difficult situation with the economy, especially in the TRANS-Baikal region, and not only from the point of view of the economy and management of economic and social issues. Here only the expediency. All aimed at one result — to raise, to improve this economy. Can’t do 85 Federal target programs for 85 entities», — said Plenipotentiary representative.

He believes that, of course, the head of the Ministry Yury Trutnev will add to the problems, but noted that the main thing in the decision — achieve a certain result.

«You have to understand that the result should be, and we all hope that this result for these two actors — and they are very heavy from the point of view of the economy – will be: the improvement of the economy of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai. They will apply the Torah (priority development areas – ed.) and subsidizing air transport, «far Eastern hectare» and so on. Second, the subsidization of infrastructure projects — something that should make the state for investment projects. Today there are all opportunities to begin to realize it», — he said.

Menyailo added that the Irkutsk region was left in the Siberian Federal district, as it is more developed and self-sufficient region.

«Irkutsk region is just necessary to improve its economy and to whitewash it, to make transparent. And the potential of the Irkutsk region and Zabaykalsky Krai are totally different. Therefore, here the relationship that it is adjacent to lake Baikal are not so important from the point of view of the economy,» he said.