Working meeting between Vladimir Putin and Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun
On 12 January Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun, who briefed the President on the region’s socioeconomic situation and large investment and environmental projects.
Marina Kovtun has briefed the President on the current situation in Murmansk region. She underlined that social and economic development in the area is stable. She added that there is a positive dynamics in several sectors. According to the governor, regional GDP in 2016 increased by 0,4 percent. Public debts are down, and the region’s 2017 budget is the first in many years without a deficit.
Working meeting with Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun. Photo: Kremlin.ru
Last time Kovtun met with the President was in October 2015. Also then, Arctic developments and regional oil and gas developments were high on the agenda.