My Documents, a chain of multifunctional centers for public services, is scheduled to open branches in all of the Sverdlovsk region’s cities by the end of 2015.
Sverdlovsk Investment News recently reported that the company will open 82 multifunctional services and 935 “single window” services where customers can receive and deliver documents.
As part of the regional development program MFC for 2013-2015, the program opened 66 centers and 639 single windows. Officials have been opening service centers and windows gradually throughout the Sverdlovsk region.
Soon 296 more windows will be opened to the public.
Larger cities, like Nizhny Tagil for example, have more than 20 single windows.
Yekaterinburg has a total of nine service centers and 120 single windows. The city will have an additional 277 My Documents branches in 2015.
The MFC plans to concentrate on public service improvements for 2015.
The Sverdlovsk region has set aside a budget of more than $215 million U.S. for these improvements.
Igor Babkin, the head of the regional MFC, stated that the program has been successful so far. He and other leaders in the community anticipate more positive changes within the next year.
These changes are made in accordance with the May 2012 speech by President Vladimir Putin, in which he encouraged the government to improve state and municipal services. He suggested making windows available for 90 percent of the population by December 2015.