Sergey Zhvachkin, the governor of the Tomsk Region, informed the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev about the course of “INO Tomsk” project implementation and invited him to visit the region in 2016, Aleksey Sevostyanov, Head of Information Policy Department, told RIA Tomsk on Thursday.
He added that the meeting took place on Thursday in Moscow. In addition to that, the governor had brief working meetings with the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Aleksey Ulyukaev, the Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova and the Chairwoman of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina.
“With Mr. Medvedev we separately discussed the problems that are impeding the implementation of the infrastructure projects of “INO Tomsk”. Some of these problems are related to the budget process. As a result of our meeting, the Chairman of the Government issued a series of instructions that will allow for the resolution of these problems in the coming year”, Mr. Sevostyanov quoted the governor.
To his knowledge, the discussion in general was about the current state of affairs in the region and about prominent regional projects related to industry and agriculture that the region “successfully implements despite unfavourable economic climate”.
Mr. Sevostyanov added that Mr. Zhvachkin invited the Prime Minister to visit the Tomsk Region in 2016.
It was previously reported that Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on the extension of the “INO Tomsk” local innovations cluster project until 2020. The updated concept takes into account the mutual interests of the region’s residents, the science and education complex, and the real sector of economy. The cost of activities, projected until 2020, shall amount to 200 billion roubles.