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Degtyarev warned Ministers about the responsibility for every ruble

Acting Governor of Khabarovsk Krai Mikhail Degtyarev has warned local Ministers about personal responsibility for every penny raised from the Federal budget, according to the website of the regional government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 20 July Degtyarev was appointed acting Governor of Khabarovsk Krai. The previous head of the region Sergey Furgal removed from his post "in connection with loss of trust".

Degtyarev on Monday held a meeting where discussed the results of budget execution for the first half of 2020.

"The acting Governor of the region Mikhail Degtyarev requested the Cabinet of Ministers to intensify work on cost optimization and attraction of additional financial assistance to the regional budget. Each Manager will also be responsible for returning funds to the Federal budget", - stated in the message.

It is noted that the Degtyarev intends to part with the Ministers who will admit the mastered Federal budget. "The object is not passed, at least one ruble left in the Federal budget, aren't. So will work now. There are a number of priority projects, have a question on updating of national projects. All of the regional investment programmes need to bring together and provide me the whole list of objects where we want to invest. This is necessary in order to develop the accounting of opinions of citizens when making decisions. People need to understand where and what we build" - quoted in the message words of the Degtyarev.

According to the acting Minister of Finance of edge Valentine Kostyshina, from the beginning of year the regional budget revenues amounted to 63.5 billion rubles, which is higher by 7.4% compared to the same period last year. Despite the fact that in this period there was an increase in spending, all the social obligations of the government of the province to the people fulfilled. Key items of expenditure – wages of public sector employees, payment of benefits to citizens, tariff regulation and more.

"Khabarovsk Krai in the first half were transferred from the Federal Treasury to 18.7 billion rubles, this amount is almost two times more than in 2019. Major funds were allocated for implementing national projects on the territory of Khabarovsk Krai. To Finance measures for the prevention of distribution and liquidation of coronavirus infection in the region, the region received just over 4 billion, over 800 million at the expense of the regional budget. The funds went to the equipment of hospital beds, personal protective equipment, incentive payments, medical and other employees, social payments," - added in the regional government.

In addition, it is noted that in June the region received the first tranche of Federal funds in the amount of 1.7 billion rubles to compensate for the declining revenues of the regional budget. In the near future is expected to receive for the second subsidy is 1.3 billion. This will help to balance the consolidated budget of the region, partially reducing the impact of the current economic situation.