Leonid Tibilov: People of South Ossetia are expecting much from the current session of the IGC

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 18:03

South Ossetia is expecting much from the current, seventh session of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on socio-economic cooperation between South Ossetia and Russia. This was stated by the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov during the seventh meeting of the IGC, being held in Tskhinval.
"People of South Ossetia put great hopes on the IGC and attach more importance to this meeting," - said the head of state.

Leonid Tibilov has reminded that tomorrow, April 19, will be exactly one year after his official inauguration and during this time he has realized the importance of the IGC. Over the past year much has been done – have been built socio- economic facilities, paved roads, increased salaries and pensions.
"However, a lot of problems remain unresolved up to date, including one of the most important one - the restoration of housing destroyed during the Georgian aggression in August 2008. It is still unsolved the problem of refugees, are not beautified the streets of the capital of the Republic of – that cause reasonable claims of the citizens, as well as social tension, "- said Tibilov.
He has also pointed out the problems, the current government inherited from the former leadership of the Republic, including the unfinished or constructed with defects, which have to be newly remodeled.
Tibilov drew attention to the budget deficit in the amount of 539 million rubles, blaming the temporary acting president Vadim Brovtsev.
"In this regard we have had to reduce the financial provision of our ministries and agencies, and, most importantly, the districts of the Republic. I consider it important for members of the IGC to focus on this issue,"- stressed the president.
He has also pointed out the problem of delay in the development of construction documents, as this work is done only by one design institute, which consequently affects the pace of the construction and reconstruction processes in the Republic.
The President has also reminded of the approaching fifth anniversary of Russia's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia (August 26, 2013).
"The gratitude of our people, without exaggeration, could be called eternal. In August 2008, Russia had saved the people of South Ossetia from destruction, without the Russian economic aid would not have been the post-war development process of the Republic "- emphasized the head of state.
He said that South Ossetia should celebrate the fifth anniversary of recognition of the independence with some progress in socio-economic sphere.
"Many things depend on this meeting, the concrete result may be the approval of the list of facilities, included in the Investment Program to promote socio-economic development of the Republic of South Ossetia in 2013," - the president said in conclusion.
It should be noted that in Tskhinval is being held the 7th meeting of the IGC. It is planned to consider the questions of implementation of the Investment Program to promote socio-economic development of South Ossetia in 2012-2013 and to hear the reports by representatives of the Russian and South Ossetian parties of the Intergovernmental Commission.
Following the results of the meeting is expected to sign the final protocol and customs agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on the order of appeal of decisions, actions (inaction) of the officials of specialized customs authority.

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