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Instructions following State Council Presidium meeting

November 14, 2021

The President endorsed a list of instructions following a meeting of the State Council Presidium on October 19, 2021.

The Government of the Russian Federation was instructed to finalize and approve the Transport Strategy of Russia up to 2030 with a forecast to 2035, as resolved at the State Council Presidium meeting.

Instructions to the Government concern, in part, the creation of an integrated core transport network; extension to 2030 (and potentially up to 2035) of the timeframe of the project on the transport section of the comprehensive plan for modernising and developing transport infrastructure until 2024 and the national project on safe and quality roads; an extension of the programme to grant federal budget loans for infrastructure projects; modernisation of the mechanisms for establishing road funds with account for introducing alternative fuels; the use of the railway infrastructure for developing urban railway transport and integrating it into suburban commuter systems.

Instructions to the Government that should be carried in cooperation with State Council commissions concern certain issues of legal regulation for urban development and other relations, improvement of legislation on the contractual system of purchasing goods, works and services for state and municipal needs, as well as a determination of the largest, most important projects in transport infrastructure in all modes of transport. These projects are to be carried out during the implementation of the Transport Strategy. It is necessary to define the scale, funding sources, implementation schedules and expected socio-economic benefits.

In cooperation with the State Council commission on construction, utilities and the urban environment, and with regional executive government bodies, the Government was instructed to prepare and endorse a comprehensive list of documents, information, materials and approvals required for carrying out major construction projects with a view to reducing the timeframe for their implementation and for eliminating excessive or duplicate procedures.

In cooperation with State Council commissions and with the participation of representatives of the business community, the Government was instructed to draft a plan for implementing the Transport Strategy. It is necessary to include measures to expand the inter-regional air route network and increase its accessibility, update the fleet of aircraft serving these routes, modernise airports with low flight volumes, and streamline transport safety requirements for them.

Instructions for the same bodies also envisage the following tasks: ensuring the required capacity of transport approaches to the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea and northwestern seaports; developing a master layout for a core transportation network; preparing an integrated project for the development of public transport and support infrastructure; and creating mechanisms to support efforts to bring municipal roads up to norm.

Separate instructions were given to the Ministry of Transport and the Presidential Executive Office.

November 14, 2021