At the meeting, Dmitry Medvedev ordered federal departments and Omsk Region authorities to consider the construction of a metro system in Omsk by 2016.
The Prime Minister said that the experts’ opinion is important to the government “at least as an indicator of expert attitude towards our priorities and our approaches to drafting the state budget for the next few years.”
On a visit to a farm, the prime minister said that he had signed a resolution to extend fuel price reductions for agricultural producers.
The discussion centred on rural problems caused by the drought and the land improvement programme in the region. The prime minister emphasised the need to support people during bad harvests.