Officials at the regional level of the Sverdlovsk government have already accepted new programs in order to meet the goals President Vladimir Putin outlined in his Federal Assembly speech, Gov. Eugene Kuyvashev said on Thursday.
In the speech, Putin encouraged the country to improve Russia’s social commitments, build the national economy and further develop substitutions for import products.
"We need to remove the critical dependence on foreign technology and industrial products, including mean machine tool and instrument, power engineering, equipment for field development and the Arctic shelf,” Putin said. “I should add that domestic producers should aim to upgrade housing and communal services, public transport, agriculture and other industries. ... This is our long-term priority, regardless of external circumstances.”
Kuyvashev said businesses in the Urals intend to help develop substitutions for imported products to strengthen Russia’s self-sufficiency.
More resources will be focused on developing 10 industrial parks within the Sverdlovsk region. Five of the parks receive private funding, and the other five parks receive state funding. Resources will be especially helpful in developing Krasnoturyinsk, a town with only one industry to support it.
The governor has created a new initiative called Health Urals to further improve advancements already made in education, health and social systems in the area. Such improvements will add to the quality and length of life for citizens in Sverdlovsk.
One of the ways the educational system will be improved in the area is the future construction of only one building for all students, from kindergarten to the end of high school.
Many other industries in the Sverdlovsk region are also already addressing the objectives Putin outlined for Russia, Kuyvashev said.