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Working meeting with Governor of Yaroslavl Region Sergei Vakhrukov

September 10, 2010

Mr Vakhrukov briefed the President on preparations for the Global Policy Forum The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency, and the celebrations of 1,000 years since Yaroslavl’s founding.

The Governor reported, in particular, that more than 150,000 people have had their housing conditions improved, people have been resettled from more than half of the housing deemed no longer fit for habitation, 500,000 square metres of new housing has been built, more than 80 historical heritage sites have been rebuilt, and Yaroslavl’s river embankment area has been developed.

The region’s social and economic situation was also on the agenda at the meeting. Mr Vakhrukov said that a number of investment projects have been launched in the region, several new plants have been built, and work is in progress on developing a pharmaceuticals cluster.

September 10, 2010