Meeting with Governor of Murmansk Region Marina Kovtun 2015-10-09 14:45:00 Sochi Vladimir Putin met with Governor of Murmansk Region Marina Kovtun to discuss the region’s socioeconomic situation. Ms Kovtun said that consolidated budget tax revenue is up by 16 percent and industrial output rose by 6.6 percent over the first 7 months of 2015. Mining companies have increased their production volumes and the fisheries sector is also developing. Work is underway in the region to develop facilities on the Kola Gulf’s western bank to build large-capacity marine facilities, in particular, floating LNG plants. Indexing of public sector workers’ wages and training personnel for projects to develop Russia’s Arctic regions were also discussed.