Rus News Journal

In the south of Russia for 40 percent unemployment

is lowered During realisation of the program of development of the south of Russia in region on 40 percents unemployment is lowered, and it is expected " pulling up " population incomes though now they it is ready below all-Russian, Minister of economic development and trade Herman Gref has declared. As the correspondent " passes; News " the minister takes part in the international economic forum " Kuban - 2002 ".

the Minister has informed that priority directions of development of the south of Russia are development of ports, infrastructures, and also a recreational zone - the Black Sea coast and mounting skiing resorts.

Gref has noticed that 2 end of the program of receipt in the budget should increase in 2 times and considerably decrease the grants directed to edge from the federal budget. " the program is executed completely, for September, 1st all objects which have been provided " are financed; - Herman Gref has declared. Also has informed that the financing question for 2003 will be discussed on Friday with regional administration.