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Meeting with Head of the Republic of Adygeya Murat Kumpilov

September 22, 2021, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin had a meeting, via videoconference, with Head of the Republic of Adygeya Murat Kumpilov to discuss the socioeconomic situation in the Republic.

Murat Kumpilov began his report by updating the President on the fight against the coronavirus infection. He said that the disease rate is gradually going down, the Republic had a sufficient amount of equipment, medicine and medical personnel, and immunisation campaign was ongoing.

As for the economy, the Head of the Republic pointed out that GRP was growing and should reach 104 percent by the yearend. The industrial production index is currently 108 percent, and growth of the Republic’s own budget revenues is 126 percent. Over the past few years, the Republic has implemented several investment projects, including wind power generation projects worth 23 billion rubles, which currently produces 150 MW of electricity, and solar energy projects worth 1 billion rubles, with a 10 MW output. A large cluster of goat farms is being created with equipment for milk processing and cheese production, including soft Adygeya and other cheeses. The first phase of the project has been completed: 6,000 Saanen goats will be delivered to the farms this year, where the first 3,000 goats are already producing milk.

Other investment projects include a MEGA Adygeya shopping centre (4.2 billion rubles of investment) and the Lago-Naki Park Resort with 35 billion rubles in private investment. Pre-project planning is underway in accordance with the instructions of the federal Government on the establishment of a biosphere nature reserve. An industrial park is being established in the Takhtamukay District, where infrastructure projects are being implemented jointly with Rosseti and Gazprom.

Thanks to the national projects, state programmes and the Republic’s individual socioeconomic development programme, efforts are being made in every city and town to improve the people’s quality of life, Murat Kumpilov pointed out. This includes roads, infrastructure, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and sports facilities.

Murat Kumpilov also mentioned two problems, which the Republic is unable to deal with single-handedly. One is the construction of a new tuberculosis dispensary, and the other concerns increasing the number of water purification facilities in Maikop.

Vladimir Putin pointed out positive development trends in the Republic, including the growth of GRP, industrial production and agriculture.

However, several problems need to be given special attention. One of the social problems is a shortage of medical workers, where the provision of housing to medical personnel has a major role to play. The President said that this is something to be seriously considered, the Republic should apply to be included in the relevant programmes, and that school repairs and renovation projects should be coordinated with the federal Government. In addition to this, the Republic should apply to be included in the Government’s programme on children’s pre-school institutions, since there is still a shortage of them in the Republic. As for the water purification facilities, this has to do with the Republic’s other concern, which is the need to pay more attention to the problem of clean water.

The President concluded that all of the topics the Head of Adygeya had mentioned deserved to be given Government support. Relevant instructions will be issued. This also concerns healthcare matters, more specifically, the construction of a tuberculosis dispensary. Instructions concerning vital infrastructure will also be issued to the Government.

Murat Kumpilov also said that next year the Republic would mark its 100th anniversary and invited Vladimir Putin to attend the celebrations.

The President replied that it would indeed be a major event and expressed confidence that it would be marked properly.

September 22, 2021, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region