At the 32nd meeting of the regional Duma, Yevgeny Savchenko reported on work in 2018 and outlined the tasks to be accomplished this year.
… The head of the region noted that he was aware of reproaches about "the biggest taxes for individuals." But this is due to the high provision of housing per resident, Savchenko said. At the same time, he noted that high taxes are not about us:
– We are in the Central Federal District in the golden middle. On the eighth place under the transport tax, on the fifth – on the land, on the second – on the property tax of individuals.
… Speaking of garbage reform, Savchenko instructed the housing and utilities department to introduce a system of benefits for residents of the region, who will be engaged in separate garbage collection in apartment buildings and composting waste in private farmsteads.
… In addition, he commented on the statement of the All-Russian Popular Front that in the Belgorod Region the regional operator is "muddy":
– The regional operator “Center for Environmental Safety” is 100% owned by the Belgorod Region and is not among the “muddy”, as some people hurried to say.
… Concerning the high mortgage rates, Evgeny Stepanovich has his own vision. He believes that for those who decide to build a house in IZhS rate should be at the level of 3%.
– I had a conversation with ministers and vice-premiers on this topic. I made a few suggestions. The most important thing is to provide financial support. Anyone who wants to build, you need to provide a loan of at least 3 million rubles for 15 years at a maximum of 3% per annum with a delay in the first three years. If this proposal is accepted, then in four years we will see another country, – said the Belgorod governor.
… As for the merger of hospitals, Yevgeny Stepanovich believes that this is not an optimization. And in general – strengthening the material and technical base is not enough. We need changes in the work of medical institutions.
– What effect do we want to get? The one and only: to provide high quality medical benefits. The key indicator — life expectancy — was increased to 74 years. In terms of total mortality, the region ranks third in the Central Federal District, after Moscow and the Moscow region, the head of the region said.
… In addition, Savchenko said that every tenth best product of Russia is of Belgorod origin, that 43% of Belgorod people are engaged in sports, that in 2024 lean technologies will be introduced at 179 Belgorod enterprises, and the regional government will be engaged in reforming baby food (hopefully, not on the model of Moscow, where the reform led to outbreaks of dysentery due to poor quality products – Ed.) …
… Yevgeny Savchenko spoke about the increase in wages. Private owners – at the expense of company profits, and education workers offered to raise immediately by 1.5 times. So that by September 1, 2020, the average teacher salary has reached 45.8 thousand rubles.
… He touched the head of the region and the problem of diabetes. According to him, in five years the number of Belgorod residents who became ill with them increased almost 1.5 times. It increased from 26 thousand to 39 thousand people. Almost doubled, and those who need hemodialysis. However, only 10% of diabetes mellitus is associated with genetic problems. The rest is unhealthy food. Evgeny Savchenko called these figures ominous. The expenses of the authorities for the treatment of such patients also increased. In a year, 10 thousand rubles are spent on one “sugar” from the budget, and almost one million rubles is spent on a patient with renal insufficiency.
– The so-called Pepsi generation, whose childhood and adolescence fell on the 90s and zero, adds to the sad commonality of the diseased. The time of mass interest in carbonated drinks, sweets, other products that do not bring anything but harm, – says Evgeny Savchenko. The Governor believes that, as opposed to a negative trend, healthy eating of children should be promoted.
At the meeting, the regional Duma gave the floor not only to Evgeny Savchenko.
One of the speakers, State Duma deputy Alexander Starovoytov, noted that in the speech of the Belgorod governor, a lot was devoted not only to successes, but to problems that people care about (which is not practiced in other regions too). And in general, unlike others, Evgeny Savchenko can ask questions not only written in advance and, considered approved, but also from the audience. However, he advised the governor and his subordinates to pay attention to the social networks:
– It is necessary to learn from the experience of the Moscow region, where all officials have their own accounts. People turn to them, ask questions and get answers directly. In the Belgorod region should be the same. In the meantime, there is almost no such feedback.
The live broadcast from the speech of Evgeny Savchenko is conducted by the World of Belogorye TV and Radio Company:
Live broadcast of the World of Belogoriya TRK.
The practice of speeches by the governor before the deputies of the regional Duma has existed for more than 20 years. Such reports become a kind of message for the regional government. But not only. For example, in 2017, Yevgeny Savchenko departed from the usual format and presented to deputies the results of the socio-economic development of the region as much as 25 years.