CHEBOKSARY, February 9. A new plan to support the economy for 2016 submitted to the government Thursday, a key measure in it is not changed, reported to journalists the Deputy Minister of economic development of Russia Oleg Fomichev.
“Key operational measures is not changed, they still remained in the form and about the same amount, which at the first stage. Just plan a large number of the measures from the proposals of the Federal authorities,” – said Fomichev at the visiting session of the state Duma Committee on economic policy, innovative development and entrepreneurship.
According to Fomicheva, the new version of the plan to support the economy picked “157 actions in all fields”.
He stressed that the changes made in the updated version of the plan measures should also be implemented in 2016, but they are of a more structural nature.
“They are not measures which are aimed at immediate stabilization of the situation, but rather on the future development”, – said the Deputy Minister.
He also reported that on February 12 at the parliamentary hearings in the state Duma will discuss a plan to support the economy by 2016.
Unlike anti-crisis plan of the government in 2015, the plan to support the economy will mainly consist of financial investments in banks and enterprises, and measures to stimulate economic growth over the long term. In particular, the government’s plan will include measures to support small and medium businesses, whose share in GDP is expected to grow twice by 2030. Most of the measures of the plan does not provide for additional budget expenditures. The need for a plan was due to the downturn in the economy due to a sharp fall in oil prices.