The Ministry for development of the North. The initiative was supported, recommendations will be sent to the government
9:04 21 февраля 2018
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The vice-speaker of the State Duma Olga Epifanova proposed to create the Ministry for development of the North.
As she says, it is necessary to create not the Ministry for development of Arctic but the Ministry for development of the North. The Arctic does not fully cover the regions, therefore, the new federal body should work with both the North and the Far North and with the territories equated to them.
It should be noted that Olga Epifanova is the Chairperson of the expert council on legislative support for development of districts of the Far North, areas equated to them, regions of the Far East and also territories included into the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. As we should remind, earlier on the 15th of February at the parliamentary hearings on improvement of measures of state support of socioeconomic development of the Russian North, the Arctic and the Far East it was proposed to establish the Ministry for development of the Arctic.
According to the vice-speaker, following the results of the parliamentary hearings, the Committee of the State Duma on regional policy and issues of the North and the Far East supported the initiative and in March will prepare and send relevant recommendations to the government of the Russian Federation. It is supposed that the new Ministry will coordinate programs of development of the Russian North, as TASS reports.