OREANDA-NEWS. National projects are designed to put economy of Russia on new rails, to raise welfare and to ensure safety of the country in the long term, the president said.

According to him, results of national projects have to begin to be felt this year. He reminded that all tasks are distributed in the separate directions and "in each direction there are indicators which should achieve".

Putin noted that the measures taken by the government and the Central Bank for ensuring financing of national projects, in particular increase in the VAT were correct.
The head of state emphasized that responsibility for realization and results of each national project are born personally by the minister.