The discussion focused in particular on the events programme for military engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov’s 100th birth anniversary. The programme will include a large touring exhibition that will visit more than a half of the Russian regions and several foreign countries. Among other events are an armourers’ forum and the opening of a technopark named after Mikhail Kalashnikov.
Alexander Brechalov reported to the President about the results of the previous year, including the region’s reduced government debt, measures to efficiently spend budget funds and steps to centralise procurement that allowed the region to save significantly.
The discussion also touched upon road maintenance and reconstruction as well as the involvement of the public in the monitoring of the work. Also brought up were an increasing amount of collected tax and non-tax payments, optimisation of municipal and state unitary enterprises, and utilising idle and inefficiently used property.
The condition of the social infrastructure is one of the republic’s serious problems. Alexander Brechalov said that in 2018 the local government conducted a complete inventory auditing of the kindergartens, schools, hospitals and outpatient clinics in the republic – a total of 580 facilities. The audit identified further spheres of improvement – particularly, areas that require attracting investors.
As concerns healthcare, the Head of Udmurtia reported that mobile medical diagnostics units had been purchased for health check-ups in small residential areas with a population under 250 people. The primary areas of focus are the prevention of cardiovascular and oncological illnesses. A cancer prevention campaign was held in four districts of the republic. The measures resulted in a 20-percent increase in early cancer diagnostics. 2019 was declared the Year of Health in Udmurtia.