Patrushev announced the US $ 2 billion deviation in the implementation of the "South Russia"
Law enforcement agencies have identified a diversion of budget funds amounting to more than 2 billion rubles allocated for the implementation of the "Southern Russia" federal targets program (FTP) and other infrastructure projects in the region. About this at a meeting in Makhachkala, dedicated to security issues in the North Caucasus Federal District, said Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, informs TASS.
According to Patrushev, the main threats to national security include corruption, misappropriation of funds, organized crime and expressions of favoritism. He noted that a particularly high level of corruption was recorded in the housing and utilities sector, the fuel and energy complex, the construction sector and health services.
The Secretary of the Security Council expressed the view that large debts in the energy sector in the region are associated with large-scale misappropriation and overpriced tariffs. The most difficult situation with debts and gas losses in Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, he noted.
The FTP "Southern Russia" was designed for 2014-2020 and was approved in 2013. The total amount of funding for the program is 189 billion rubles. Among the goals of the Meta Federal Program are improving the quality of life and well-being of citizens, reducing unemployment, developing the real sector of the economy and reducing the level of subsidies for the North Caucasus Federal District.