The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District adopted a budget for 2022-2024

The budget of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for 2022-2024 was adopted at the Legislative Assembly

Budget of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 2022 in the first and final reading was adopted at a meeting of the Legislative Assembly of the region. This is stated in the message of the press service of the government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Albina Svintsova, Deputy Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Director of the Finance Department, who presented the budget bill, said that the revenue forecast for 2022 was set at 248 billion rubles, which is 30 percent, or 56 billion rubles, higher than the 2021 plan. The increase in regional budget revenues is due to the sustainable economic recovery and the transition to stable “post-pandemic” development, a significant increase in energy prices on global world markets.

The budget remained in deficit (25 billion rubles), but this did not prevent the district from preserving all existing measures to support the population in 2022 and, moreover, adding new ones. For example, in the area of ​​social protection, Yamal residents can now take advantage of 96 support measures: payments and benefits to various categories of the population, the country's largest regional capital capital of 500 thousand rubles, discounted air tickets for 2500 thousand rubles for children from large families, and many others. In 2022, they will be supplemented by a payment of 100 thousand rubles for preferential categories for pre-gasification (to participants in the presidential program of social gasification);

In 2022, spending on all socially significant areas will increase in the Okrug: education, healthcare, construction of housing and social facilities, roads, sports and culture, and so on.

“I would like to thank the Department of Finance and Deputies for the fruitful work on the budget for next year. It was adopted in the difficult conditions of a pandemic. Nevertheless, the document takes into account all the tasks for the development of Yamal. Three priorities remain – health care, roads and resettlement of emergency housing. These programs are funded. As a result, more than 3 thousand families will move to new apartments next year. Hundreds of kilometers of roads will be built, hospitals and clinics will receive modern equipment. In addition, it is planned to open a number of facilities – schools, hospitals, feldsher and obstetric centers in small settlements ”, – commented the Governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov.

According to the doctor of political sciences, professor of MGIMO Rostislav Turovsky, the draft budget of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for the next year and the planned three-year period emphasizes the considerable financial capabilities of the region, and the peculiarities of the policy pursued by Governor Artyukhov. “Thanks to the developed fuel and energy complex, Yamal is one of the few self-sufficient regions of the country that can not only feed themselves, but also maintain the social sphere and infrastructure at a decent level, while not abusing the debt burden at all. This year the region has successfully overcome the problems associated with the unstable position of the Russian fuel and energy complex in the world markets, and is increasing both revenues and expenses. These processes are expected to continue in the coming years, given the growth in the industrial sector, including the upcoming increase in the production of liquefied natural gas, the development of gas chemistry, the launch of new gas and oil fields, which will provide an inflow of investments and increase budget revenues. The policy of providing incentives to investors makes it possible to count on the fact that Yamal, with its natural resources, will be a priority for business and will remain one of the most investment-attractive regions of Russia, “the expert noted.

Yamal, he said, can afford a lot, but uses the funds very rationally. On the one hand, large-scale social programs are being implemented in the Okrug. In particular, the district social payments are expected to grow by 4 percent next year. A number of new social facilities are under construction, including healthcare facilities that are so important during the pandemic. There are plans to further increase spending on education and health care, although per capita they are already high. On the other hand, under the conditions of the remote northern region, emphasized attention is paid to the development of infrastructure, where public-private partnerships and concessions are used.

Northern latitudinal railway. In addition, the regional authorities are interested in diversifying its economy, as evidenced by the intention to invest considerable funds in the tourism cluster in the Subpolar Urals. Finally, given the complex legacy of cities and towns in the housing sector, resettlement from hazardous housing has traditionally been the focus of attention. All this makes it possible to evaluate the financial policy of the Yamal authorities not as “swimming in big money”, but as a reasonable spending of funds in the interests of society and economic development, ”summed up Rostislav Turovsky.