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Renovation plan for closed administrative-territorial units (CATUs) in the Arctic to be approved in early February

Aleksey Chekunkov, head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, said that the ministry considers one of the important results of the plan's implementation to be the involvement of the population, not only military personnel, which is important for better integration of families' life together.

24 January 2024

The plan for the renovation of Arctic closed administrative-territorial units (CATUs), where servicemen and members of their families live, will be adopted in the next two weeks, said the head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Aleksey Chekunkov within the Government Hour in the Federation Council. This was reported by TASS.

In July, while on a working trip to the Murmansk Region, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the development of closed territories and Arctic cities and drew attention to the deterioration of up to 70% of housing and utility systems in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, which is strategically important for the country. Following the meeting, the head of state instructed to approve a plan of measures for the development of housing, energy and social infrastructure of such territories, to identify sources of financing, as well as to take appropriate decisions within the framework of the federal budget.

'The plan has been worked out in detail with the Ministry of Defence, we have gone through it object by object—settlements in which new houses, front yards will be created, existing buildings will be repaired, social and cultural facilities will be created. <...> The plan will be adopted in the next two weeks,' Chekunkov said.


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