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Instructions on socioeconomic development of Astrakhan Region

December 11, 2018

Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions on the socioeconomic development of Astrakhan Region.

In conjunction with the Government of Astrakhan Region, the Government of the Russian Federation was instructed to work through the co-financing arrangements – at the expense of the federal budget – for the construction of regional and municipal medical, educational, cultural and sports facilities in Astrakhan Region by way of including them on the list under such national projects as Healthcare, Education, Demography and Culture.

The instructions also cover the extension of the North-South international transport corridor in Astrakhan Region, including the modernisation of the Olya seaport infrastructure, the design and construction of ferries, the launch of a ferry service in the Caspian basin, increasing the capacity of roads to Astrakhan Region seaports and considering the expediency of creating a special port economic zone in an area adjacent to the seaport of Olya.

December 11, 2018