Marat Khusnullin in the Cabinet of the Russian Federation will oversee cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 16:28

Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin will oversee the development of Crimea and the Kaliningrad region, cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as coordinatung the implementation of infrastructure projects. This is stated in the documents on the distribution of duties between the deputy prime ministers, which is published on the website of the cabinet on Tuesday evening.

It notes that Khusnullin "coordinates the work of federal executive bodies, gives them instructions on <...> the development and implementation of the federal targeted program for the socio-economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as the socio-economic development of the Kaliningrad region; -economic cooperation with the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia. " He also has the coordination of "implementation of infrastructure projects in accordance with the list determined by President of the Russian Federation or the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation." Khusnullin will oversee the work of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision in the established field of activity.

The Vice Prime Minister will deal with the development, implementation and monitoring of national projects in the field of housing and the urban environment, the creation of safe and high-quality roads, and the environment in the federal projects “Clean Water” and “Improvement of the Volga River”. He is also entrusted with the implementation of the transport part of the comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the trunk infrastructure for the period until 2024.

Khusnullin was born in 1966 in Kazan, graduated from the Kazan Institute of Finance and Economics and underwent retraining at the Open University of Great Britain, Ph.D.

In the 1990s, he was working in commercial structures of Tatarstan.

Since 2001, he transferred to the post of Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Tatarstan. In November 2010, after the appointment of Sergei Sobyanin as mayor of Moscow, he became the head of the department of urban construction of the capital, and a month later - Deputy Mayor of Moscow on urban planning policy and construction.

Sobyanin, after Khusnullin was appointed to a new post in the government of the Russian Federation, said that he considered this an assessment of the work of the Moscow construction complex and "a high assessment of the work of Marat Shakirzyanovich himself."

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