Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, noted that over the past three years, significant positive changes have taken place in the Kurgan region in the economy, social sphere, road construction and other areas, and also promised the support of the Federation Council in solving problematic issues. Valentina Matvienko shared her opinion on the work of the regional government after the speech of Governor Vadim Shumkov at the “Hour of the Region”, which was held on September 22 as part of the first meeting of the Federation Council in the autumn session of 2021. The head of the region informed about the main directions of development of the Kurgan region and outlined the key issues, the solution of which requires federal support.
“Five years ago I was in the Kurgan region with my colleagues. And there was such a heavy feeling from the deep depression of the region, corresponding to the mood of the citizens. We got involved in the questions that were put before us, provided assistance in solving them <…> Even I had little optimism that the situation could be fundamentally reversed. With the arrival of Vadim Mikhailovich Shumkov, the renewed team underwent colossal changes. And not just somewhere in one part, but multifaceted changes. This is not only my opinion. I have carefully studied the blogosphere, and residents note how Kurgan and the entire region have been transformed and are significantly transforming, ”said Valentina Matvienko.
Among the most important achievements, the Chairperson of the Federation Council named a reduction in electricity tariffs for business, an increase of more than 20% of its own budget revenues in 2021, a decrease in the level of debt burden, the signing of a gasification program, which will allow 10 regional centers and 116 rural settlements to receive blue fuel. large-scale renovation of social institutions, construction, schools, hospitals and kindergartens, putting in order roads and landscaping. And also the successful implementation of an individual program of socio-economic development with the support of the region’s curator – RF Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.
Among the priority tasks to which special attention should also be paid, Valentina Matvienko highlighted the high deterioration of the water supply network and sewerage system, public transport, the lack of medical personnel, the improvement of the demographic situation and the development of tourism. The directions in which the Federation Council will provide support to the Kurgan region will be fixed in the resolution.
“We see effective efforts of the regional leadership in solving the accumulated problems. This requires strengthening and further support of the federal center <…> The Federation Council is ready to continue to support all your constructive proposals and appeals. You can count on us, ”summed up Valentina Matvienko.