I. Metshin: “The letter of the law and equal access for all participants in the consumer market are our priorities”
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April 15, Ksenia Shvetsova). The total retail trade turnover in Kazan in 2018
reached 532 billion rubles, which is 10% more compared to the previous year.
The consumer market of the capital of Tatarstan is developing and attracting
more and more players both large international companies and local ones. Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, said this at the Business Monday. He marked that
major events regularly held in the city become a springboard for the
development of the consumer market, and instructed to ensure equal working conditions
for all entrepreneurs.
sales per capita amounted to 430 thousand rubles in Kazan last year, which is
35 thousand rubles more than in the previous period. Ruslan Fazylyanov, the
chairman of the Consumer Market Committee, reported on the results of the last
year. Over the past year, various types of services were provided to the
population for a total amount of 72 billion rubles, which is 6% more than in
2017. The turnover of catering establishments amounted to about 25 billion
rubles. “Every day Kazan citizens and visitors spend about 70 million rubles in
catering establishments, which is 11% more than a year earlier”, said R.
the results of our systematic work, the development of tourism. We have
increased the number of events, the duration of the stay of tourists in the
city. All this works for a common fund and not only increases the
attractiveness of Kazan as a tourist city, but also develops related
industries, works for the welfare of citizens”, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor
of Kazan. “International companies come to us, which speaks about the
civilization of the market, and at the same time the number of local players is
for the consumer market to continue to develop, it is necessary to ensure equal
rights for all its players, as well as to demand that businessmen comply with
uniform rules, added the Mayor. “The letter of the law and equal access for all
market participants are our priorities in this work. We must demand from
entrepreneurs a uniform style, there should be uniform approaches for everyone.
And at the same time, it is necessary to ensure the maximum reduction of
administrative barriers in all structures of the Executive Committee”.
agricultural fairs play a special role in the growth of retail trade. As R.
Fazylyanov said, weekly fairs are held in spring and autumn on Saturdays at 16
sites. 24 rural districts and more than 40 agricultural companies sell their
products to citizens.
the spring fairs started from the end of March. During this time, residents
have already bought products worth 65 million rubles.
addition, 9 tent fairs started working on a daily basis from last year. At the
same time, operators who were responsible for maintaining the territory and
organizing fairs were identified for all tent sites.
on finding additional fairgrounds is carried out on an ongoing basis together
with the district administrations”, said the speaker. “Today, the issue is
being studied about building a fairground in Yudino on Revolyutsionnaya
gratitude to the President of the Republic, the Ministry of Agriculture and
Food and respected villagers for agricultural fairs”, said I. Metshin. “This is
the hardest work, which in the conditions of our risky farming is especially
associated with many factors. Thanks to the villagers for delivering
high-quality agricultural products at competitive prices on the table for Kazan
fairs in Kazan will last until April 27.
R. Fazylyanov focused on the issue of placing non-stationary trading
facilities. The layout of the non-stationary trading facilities on the
territory of Kazan has 738 spots today. Since last autumn, 245 contracts have
been concluded for the placement of trading facilities, from which 31 million
rubles will be received by the city budget annually.
years, a lot of work has been done to improve the appearance of non-stationary
objects and developed model projects for entrepreneurs. And since spring of
this year, designed non-stationary trading facilities have begun to change in
accordance with the standard and individual projects”, noted the speaker. For
the first time in the past year, it was possible to realize the right to place
non-stationary trading facilities under priority law. Entrepreneurs who have
lost the opportunity to work in their places, due to changes in land
legislation, have again acquired the right to trade. In total, 86 entrepreneurs
took advantage of this opportunity, having concluded 207 contracts.
on the implementation of rights to place year-round non-stationary trading
facilities will be completed this summer, said R. Fazylyanov. he added that
seasonal trade will start in Kazan on May 1.
continues in Kazan on the implementation of the rights to place the trade in a
pedestrian underpass. Today the rights are implemented in a pedestrian
underpass on Ershov Street near Gorky Park. At the same time, the main task of
the Consumers Committee is not earnings, but solving the problem of illegal
trade in a pedestrian underpass, marked the speaker. This year, it is planned
to implement the rights to locate trading facilities in two more pedestrian
underpasses at the intersection of Dekabristov and Vosstaniya streets, as well
as in Tukaya Square on Pushkin Street.
pedestrian underpasses is not about money, but about the order. The city is
changing, people are changing, needs are changing. And unfortunately, trading
in pedestrian underpasses is the last century. Trade is the face of the city.
Step by step, it is necessary to improve the culture of service and develop
uniform standards for the work of entrepreneurs. All rusty lattices and
unsuitable boxes should stay in the past”, concluded I. Metshin.