59 settlements have a special «border» status in
Deputies are considering the issue of amending the law «On assigning special status to certain border areas of the
According to Mikhail Khalitov, the existing law has only one criterion for settlements that can receive a special status of the border area: the threat to national security.
«When implementing the law on the special status of border areas, the government faced several problems, in particular, attraction of young doctors and teachers to work in border settlements, premiums for citizens living there," he said.
Deputy Iskhak Masaliyev noted that some villages that meet the above mentioned criteria were not included in the list of border settlements.
According to the deputy director of the state agency, as of today, 55 more settlements have applied for the granting of border status to them. If amendments are made to the law, each application will be considered by a commission.