MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov criticized work to prepare federal target programs during a government session Thursday. Opening the session on the list of federal target programs for 2006 and the medium-term, he said: "None of the fifteen newly developed federal target programs have been approved by the government.
Moreover, the concepts of four programs have not even been submitted to the government. This will not do."
The prime minister said ministers had only received the materials for the session on Thursday morning because the documents had been made ready virtually a couple of hours before the session began. "This shows that the work is intense, on the one hand, but poorly organized, on the other hand. You must not work at night," the head of government added.
Fradkov said while drawing up the budget for 2006 and subsequent years, the government intended to use all resources for the economy to attain stable growth. He said federal target programs were designed to boost priority sectors of the economy.