I. Metshin about the Lebyazhie Lakes: “It is more beautiful in reality than it was on the paper”
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
November 13, Alsu Safina). Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, called Tatarstan
and his capital the flagships of the big movement, which is gaining momentum in
the country, commenting on the results of the program for landscaping places
for mass recreation today on the Business Monday. Igor Kulyazhev, the deputy
head of the Executive Committee and the chairman of the Committee for External
Improvement, delivered a report on the work done at the staff meeting.
attentive to the changes in other cities. Except for Moscow and St. Petersburg,
nowhere else they are paying so much attention to public spaces and areas”, he
said and thanked the enterprises involved in the landscaping of Kazan.
Metshin noted that this work began as part of the program “Five Years of
Health” in Kazan and the republic and eventually grew up into a large project
headed by Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT. “We see a lot of changes
in the republic not only in big cities such as Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk,
Almetyevsk but also in regional centers”, said the Mayor.
to him, the renewed public spaces, parks, squares, embankments, are in demand
by residents. “The residents are very attentive to everything that happens in
the parks”, said I. Metshin. “They take an active part in the discussion, for
what I thank them. Every public space, every park passes a public hearing, an
examination of our residents, and we decide what to be there together”.
Kulyazhev said that a vivid example of such interaction and realization of the
wishes of the citizens was the children's park “Kaleidoscope” on Sirtlanova
Street. Each object in the Gorkinsko-Ometevsky forest is also made taking into
account the opinion of the citizens.
great project, which was carried out this year, was the eco-rehabilitation of
the Lebyazhie lakes system. Ilsur Metshin thanked investors: the GC “Taif” and
some wonderful pictures. This is what we already have”, said the Mayor. “It
turned out really to be even more beautiful than what was on the paper”.
Work on the
Lebyazhie will continue. Igor Kulyazhev told journalists that it is necessary
to equip the coastal zone and the beach, which is planned to be provided with
all necessary attributes: sunshades, chaise lounges, locker rooms, etc.
still a lot of work to be done”, said the Mayor. “But the ski base will start
working in winter, and the forest in a new format will be available to our
Metshin noted that much work is expected to improve the public space around the
“Kazan”. “There will be a whole cascade of changes in public space, starting
with the metro station “Kozya Sloboda” and past to “Tatmedia”, a large pedestrian
promenade, a large square. We will familiarize you with the plans”, said the
Mayor. “We are already starting work there. The Bondarenko road will be
finished, which will connect the streets S. Khakim and Chistopolskaya. The
street will be overhauled. The entire landscaped cascade of public spaces will
be kept for residents and guests of the capital after the World Cup 2018”.
Chairman of the Committee for External Improvement noted that next year, it is
planned to direct funds primarily to parks where works and landscaping have
already begun: the Gorkinsko-Ometevsky forest and the “Kaleidoscope”.
50 objects worth more than 3 billion rubles have been updated and created in
Kazan over the last 7 years. The total area of park areas has increased by 125
hectares. 35 recreation places have been updated and 15 were created from
scratch. Today there are 140 parks and squares in Kazan with a total area of
about 367 hectares, said I. Kulyazhev.