Russian government to consider Russia’s South program
The Russian government will consider the Russia’s South Federal Purpose Program until the end of this week. The program was developed to finance school construction and healthcare modernization, said Alexander Khloponin, Deputy Prime Minister and Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, RIA Novosti reports.
The program will be approved in December. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pointed out the need for active construction of schools in the southern parts of Russia. He said that some schools had to operate in three shifts due to lack of rooms. Concerning healthcare, he emphasized the need to form a medical cluster at Kavkazskiye Mineralniye Vody.
Khloponin said that 18,000 children in the Caucasus, including 14,000 in Chechnya, had to study in three shifts. Over 50 schools will be built for about 15 billion rubles by 2016 for this purpose.
The envoy said that, according to the federal program, 18 medical facilities, 14 perinatal centers will open in Karachay-Cherkessia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria and the Stavropol Territory. 5 billion rubles will be granted for construction of the medical cluster in Kavkazskiye Mineralniye Vody.