Russian Government Outlines 12 major National Projects ‘Great Society’ Program

Russian Government Outlines 12 major National Projects 'Great Society' Program

The Russian government has published information on its website about all the 12 National Projects, which are going to be implemented up until late 2024. The data were compiled on the basis of documents and certification from the National Projects that were approved at a session of the presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects dated December 24, 2018.

The key areas of the country’s strategic development were established by President Vladimir Putin’s order of May 7, 2018. The document outlined 12 priority areas: the Digital Economy, the Ecology, Labor Productivity and Supporting Employment, International Cooperation and Export, Education, Culture, Small and Medium Businesses and Support for Business Initiatives, Healthcare, Demographics, Safe and High-Quality Roads, Housing and Urban Environment and Science. The work on these projects is aimed at “providing breakthrough scientific-technological and socio-economic development for Russia, increasing the standard of living, creating conditions and opportunities for personal fulfillment and unlocking every person’s talent,” the government stressed.

The press service of the cabinet of ministers noted that the published materials that were last updated on February 7 “represent the main target indicators and the anticipated results of the National Projects’ implementation in a brief visual form.” “The documents also contain key information about the structure, targets and results of the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan for the Modernization and Updating of the Main Infrastructure for the Period until 2024, which was approved by the government’s decree as of September 30, 2018,” the press service specified.

Having spelled out the task to organize and implement the National Projects in its May decree, Putin demanded, at a session of the cabinet of ministers, that the implementation of the specified goals and indicators be thoroughly controlled each quarter. The president highlighted that the results “should be expressed not in figures and reports, but in real action and the people’s perception of what was actually done.”

Putin also noted that practical work to carry out the National Projects would start in 2019. He expects it to be “laborious and effective,” he said.

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