In order to accelerate the socioeconomic development of the Far East, Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Government to achieve the following goals:
Through to 2024:
– exceed the average Russian growth rate in terms of indicators of the quality of life, including the following main areas: increase the expected life span for at least five years, reduce deaths among people of working age by at least 35 percent; and increase the volume of housing construction at least 1.6-fold;
– surpass the average Russian growth rate in terms of economic development indicators, including by increasing the volume of accumulated investment up to 800 billion rubles, establishing at least 200 enterprises in priority development areas and the free port of Vladivostok as well as at least 30,000 new jobs;
Through to 2035:
– stop outward migration flow;
– exceed the average Russian indicators of the quality of life;
– surpass the average Russian economic development indicators.
The Government has been instructed to adopt, within three months, the National Programme for the Socioeconomic Development of the Far East until 2024 and until 2035 aimed at achieving the abovementioned goals as well as to submit to the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects, within three months of the adoption of the National Programme, proposals on including corresponding measures into the national projects.
At the same time, in order to achieve these goals, the Government has been instructed to envisage the following areas of socioeconomic development of the Far East in the National Programme: accelerating economic growth, developing human capital and its potential, creating a comfortable living environment, and promoting technological development. The Executive Order lists all the necessary measures.
The Government has also been instructed to make budget allocations for the implementation of the National Programme and for the measures envisaged by national projects and aimed at achieving the goals of socioeconomic development of the Far East listed in the Executive Order when drafting the federal budget for the next financial year and planning period.
The Government has also been instructed to report to the President annually on the results of the implementation of this Executive Order and the National Programme no later than April 20, starting in 2021.