Arkhangelsk Region and Nenets Autonomous Area to draw up common program of socio-economic development
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Arkhangelsk Region and Nenets Autonomous Area to draw up common program of socio-economic development

The Arkhangelsk Region and Nenets Autonomous Area will set up a joint program of their regions' socio-economic development and economic integration.

"Together with the ministry [Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic] we are launching the development of an economic section in the program of our areas' economic integration. And in this respect we are hopeful that in the near future we will be able to see a favorable social and economic effect of such a program," said Yury Tsibulsky as a follow-up to the meeting held in the presence of acting head of the Nenets Autonomous Area Yury Bezdudny and Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev.

According to Tsibulsky, the program will include some measures enabling the improvement of the socio-economic status of both regions. And Bezdudny added that the program is primarily intended to integrate the regions' economy, create new jobs and diversify the economy in each region.

"Indeed, the problem is extremely important for us because the economy of the Nenets Autonomous Area is utterly dependent on the management nature. This is why we are interested in diversifying it," he explained.

At the same time Trutnev underscored that the program is not only designated to the development of the regions economically, but also to improve people's lives. "Let's proceed from a simple idea that the main thing we are going to achieve is to improve people's living standards," he said.

He also instructed the ministry and the heads of the regions to finalize the program section on the strategy of the Arctic development devoted to the Nenets Autonomous Area and Arkhangelsk Region and take into account all their merits and demerits. In his view, it is important to develop a crisis-resistant economy and a comfortable urban environment in the regions.