The Government allots money for Chechnya social sector restoration

No special order to open accounts at banks for corporations has been established in Chechnya, deputy PM Viktor Khristenko stated when following a meeting of the governmental commission on restoration of social-economic sphere of the Republic of Chechnya. He explained that there were no commercial banks there, and field offices of the Central Bank would perform these functions. The deputy PM informed journalists that RUR50m ($1.785m) would be allotted from the 2001 federal budget to purchase motor transport vehicles, RUR91m ($3.25m) would be spent on the restoration of roads in 2001, and RUR40m ($1.428m) to restore air communications. Touching upon a problem of Chechen refugees, Khristenko noted that the government had already allocated the funds necessary to restore five dormitories in the territory of Chechnya where 6,000 people from tent camps would remove. About RUR1.8bn ($64m) will be spent to settle the housing question in the republic, RBC reports. The deputy PM stressed that the governmental commission would meet again until the year-end to discuss questions connected with Chechnya's problems.

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