Ilsur Metshin: "It will be not enough of the whole TV program for listing all the plans for the development of Kazan"
Transcript of the TV program "Tema" on the "Efir"
channel with the participation of the Mayor of Kazan.
Presenter: The TV broadcast continues with "Tema".
Alexey Kuleshov is in the studio, hello! Our today’s guest is Mayor of Kazan
city Ilsur Raisovich Metshin. Ilsur Raisovich, good evening!
I.M.: Good evening!
A.K.: Frankly speaking, this meeting is long-awaited.
Ilsur Raisovich, we will together discuss how Kazan will live this year and for
what, perhaps, we will remember it.
I.M.: Spring is not only time for hopes, but also it’s
time for development of Kazan. The reason is that this year on the eve of the
World Cup, which we are waiting for and we are thoroughly
preparing for, we have to carry out a huge amount of work before the beginning
of June. First of all, it is the construction and major repairing city roads.
We have formed a plan, a list of yards, streets,
apartment buildings, teenage clubs, hospitals, kindergartens and schools, which
is published on the website of the City Council. Anyone has an opportunity to
visit the website and find out when we are planning a particular object to be
This year we schedule to repair 430 house yards -
150,000 citizens of Kazan will fell the improvement. Also, 5.5 billion r. is
allocated for capital renewal of roads, and it is just the beginning. We hope
that it will be possible to receive additional funds by the end of the season
and to repair more city roads. Moreover, the type of roads is very different. Undoubtedly,
first in the list are the roads that will be involved in the World Cup- Sibgata
Khakima, Korolenko, Orenburgskiy trakt and so on. The roads that we are
repairing by the appeals of citizens under the "Narodnyy kontrol'" program
are also in the list.
A.K.: We are so used to the fact that every year
something new appears in Kazan. In addition there's also the championship. What
else will please us?
I.M.: We hope that at the nearest future, we’ll see
the completion of the construction of the city zoo and the African
"Zambezi River" will have its new visitors. It is such a serious and
complicated project. It is connected not only with the construction site, but
I’ve told you already, with the delivery and adaptation of animals from Africa.
We are completing the renovation of the Samosyrovkaya garbage
dump. Of course, it is not a cultural object, but it also shows the culture, ecological
state of the city. The are 46 million tons of garbage collected in 50 years, it’s
the height of a 16-storey building. This year we will finish the improvings and
the dump will turn into a green hill.
The “Dubravnaya” subway station will be completed. We
will continue the ecological rehabilitation of the “Lebyazhye” lakes jointlywith
TAIF and “Orgsintez: companies, which provide very significant investments. We
are very grateful for that to these organizations and their management. A
number of sports grounds, a large football field on “Lokomotiv”. Huge
improvements will be done around “Kazan”-building, where the fan’s festival
would be held. Of other plans - the embankment of “Kaban” lake, which will extend
from «Staro-Tatarskaya sloboda» past the theater to the fitness center - by the
summer it will be done. There are also plans for the roads construction. Near
the "Kazan" we will at last connect Bondarenko street from
Soldatskaya to Sibgata Khakima. All these changes and improvements will remain
with the citizens.
There are plenty improvements, and I am sure, that dear
townspeople of Kazan, guests and tourists, whom we also expect a large number
this year, can see it with their own eyes. The plans are huge! May God grant us
health, time and a peaceful sky to realize all this.