Mr Kobylkin briefed the President on major infrastructure projects implemented in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. The conversation covered the construction of the Zapolyarye-Purpe-Samotlor oil pipeline, the Yamal LNG plant and a railway and bridge across the Ob River.
Mr Levchenko dwelt on the tasks facing forestry and the issue of preserving forests, as well as on the provision of gas supply to the area where the Kovykta gas condensate field, one of the biggest in the world, is located. The discussion also covered the work of the Irkutsk Region industrial cluster.
Taking part in the meeting was the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Vyacheslav Volodin.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Kobylkin, Mr Levchenko,
I have met with all the newly elected governors, and I would like to congratulate you too on the election results and wish you success.
Mr Kobylkin has experience in economic management, while Mr Levchenko has been a parliamentary for about 15 years now, I believe. In this sense, it would probably be more difficult for you to get a good idea of life in the region in terms of economic management and complying with social commitments to the voters. Nevertheless, I hope your work will be well organised. You can always count on support from the President and the Government, of course.
Let us discuss in greater detail what you consider to be the most important things for your regions for the short term.