Federation Council to check budget spending for Arctic and Antarctic research
Members of the Federation Council's Committee on the Budget and Financial Markets have decided to check the disbursement of 2015-2017 federal budget funding by the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) during its Arctic and Antarctic research, Parlamentskaya Gazeta writes. Members of the subcommittee on financial monitoring made the relevant decision on Monday.
Roshydromet conducted its research projects under a strategy to develop the Arctic zone and to ensure Russia's national security until 2020.
Under the committee's action plan for the Federation Council's spring session, there are plans to check the validity, effectiveness and targeted disbursement of 2015-2017 federal budget funding under the state program for the socioeconomic development of the Russian Far East and the Baikal Region. This program aimed to establish and expand priority development areas in the Far Eastern Federal District. Federation Council members are also set to assess the effectiveness of spending budget allocations during the establishment and operation of tourist and recreational clusters — Amur in the Amur Region, Severnaya Mosaika (Northern Mosaic) in Yakutia, Yelets in the Lipetsk Region and Tunklinskaya Dolina (Tunklinskaya Valley) in Buryatia.