Penza governor thinks that difficult future awaits small settlements
Penza, 28 December 2017. PenzaNews. Governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev is convinced that a difficult future awaits small settlements as the working population prefers to live in cities with developed infrastructure.
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"I think that small settlements will have a difficult future," he said at the meeting with participants of the meeting "Ask the governor. Children", which was held in the Lunacharsky regional drama theatre on Thursday, December 28.
As an example Ivan Belozertsev mentioned once large village of Baranovo of the Orel region, where he had been born and grown up, whose number of residents is steadily decreasing.
"More and more villagers are moving to cities. Why does it happen? [...] The primary reason is the creation of jobs, I would say, the second one is the development of infrastructure," the governor noted.
At the same time, Ivan Belozertsev drew attention to the fact that a whole range of measures is being implemented in the Penza region to make life in the village more comfortable.
"More and more young people began to pay attention to the rural area. They purchase houses, go to work there," the head of the region stated emphasizing the effectiveness of the policy on the development of villages.