the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin urged to maintain in all regions of the country, the volume of construction envisaged by the projects. He stated this at a meeting on Tuesday.
“People need affordable and comfortable housing, good roads, modern infrastructure. In all regions of the country need to keep the volume of construction in the framework of national projects and Federal targeted programmes, as well as the level of employment in this sector,” the PM said, quoted by the press service of the Cabinet.
At the same time Mishustin has reminded that in companies and organizations of the construction complex and housing and communal services (HCS) employs more than 11 million people. Industry, said the head of government should “quickly normalize its job.” “Measures to support construction sector and housing was included in the national plan of action, the formation being completed,” — said the Prime Minister.
He admitted that the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection, as well as the devaluation of the ruble, “construction companies and the company faced serious problems.” “And we take all necessary measures to solve them. Among them — the introduction of the discount mortgage at 6.5%. For these purposes the government allocated 6 billion rubles. To subsidize interest rates on loans to developers another 12 billion rubles,” — said Mishustin.
Besides, according to him, another 30 billion rubles, the government sent “the decision of problems of shareholders”. “This is an important issue of social welfare, and funds allocated will help to expedite the completion of construction of problematic objects”, — said the Prime Minister.
Recall also that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
21 April the Russian government announced that the value adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of measures to support the economy already amounted to 2.1 trillion rubles. Prior to that, head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that the budget measures for combating coronavirus and its implications in Russia is about 2.8% of GDP. In General, the total volume of fiscal support to individuals and business of all sectors in the context of pandemic coronavirus, the Ministry of Finance was estimated at 6.5% of GDP.
may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.
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