Ramazan Abdulatipov "First social contract for implementing Daghestan priority projects attempted"
Makhachkala, April 18, 2014. On April 17, Daghestan Head Ramazan Abdulatipov took part in the 2nd plenary session of the forum-strategy session "NGOs and experts’ role in implementing priority projects of Daghestan development."
April 19 is one year since the adoption of the priority projects focusing on the most pressing trends in Daghestan development: "Whitewashing the Economy", "Creating "Points of Growth", "Investment in Daghestan", "New Industrialization", "Effective Public Management", "Effective Regional Development", "Efficient Agriculture", "New Daghestan Brand", "Human Capital" and "Order and Security in Daghestan".
In his speech, Ramazan Abdulatipov said that for the period, the projects have been 50% implemented, but the public still do not fully understand what and how effective they are.
He gave a high appraisal of the "Efficient Agriculture" project noting progress in areas such as greenhouse farming, streamlining and bringing to a new level the work of large agribusinesses, and successful application of cluster approach in viticulture development.
R. Abdulatipov also noticed that there are many reputable professionals including science intellectuals in Daghestan who could contribute to implementing the priority projects. However, the interaction mechanism hasn’t been installed yet.
Participants to the discussion focused on developing the mountain areas. They expressed an idea to consider village development in conjunction with agricultural ethnic tourism to provide demand and sales of agricultural products.
At the end of the forum, Ramazan Abdulatipov thanked the public officials for participation in this event.
"We are all focused on solving common problems. Today's forum is a new level, the first Daghestan civil forum, and I think the resolution we are adopting to be the first attempt of the social contract on implementing Daghestan priority projects," – he said. He also assured the participants that the dialogue platforms that will work on a permanent basis.