Working meeting with Stavropol Territory Governor Vladimir Vladimirov 2018-04-02 13:30:00 The Kremlin, Moscow Vladimir Vladimirov informed the President about the socioeconomic situation in the region. The meeting focused on the implementation of certain provisions of the Address to the Federal Assembly in Stavropol Territory. The Governor reported that the Children’s Medicine project is ready for implementation, as well as projects for a 22,000 square metre local cancer centre and a unit in a territorial hospital. As part of the Urban Environment programme, the region has landscaped more than 200 residential courtyards and 21 public areas. Some 471,000 people from big cities with populations of over 20,000 participated in selecting the facilities to be restructured or renovated. The region has its own programme of local initiatives that allows members of the public to address their requests for a sportsground or a cultural centre, a road, a park or a garden to local administrators who will then apply for competition-based funding from the territorial authority. Over the past year, some 119 such facilities were built thanks to the programme, with 198 planned for this year. As concerns culture, Vladimir Vladimirov reported that the local officials decided to finance rural community centres. Nineteen centres have already been renovated and two have been built.