The preparation for the World Championship WorldSkills has been discussed in Kazan
Photo by the press service of the President of the RT
May 21). During the working visit to Kazan, Tatiana Golikova, the deputy prime
minister of the RF, held the meeting of the organizing committee for the
preparation and holding of the 45th World Championship WorldSkills 2019 in
Kazan. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, Alexey Pesoshin, the prime
minister of the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, Robert Urazov, the CEO
of the Young Professionals Union (WorldSkills Russia), and others took part in
two months left before the world championship. Today we have to sum up results,
discuss issues that are important and relevant for us during the preparation
period, and focus on some issues. Since we work closely with the President of
the RT and the Government of the Republic, everything is going according to
plan. I hope that today we will put an end to all organizational issues”, said
Tatiana Golikova, opening the meeting.
that in accordance with the decree of the Government of the RF, a budget
provides 631 million rubles from the reserve fund for the preparation of
residential facilities in the WorldSkills Village, which will host at least 5.5
speech, Rustam Minnikhanov noted that the finals of the VII National
Championship “Young Professionals” are being held in Kazan these days. It is
also meant to try the readiness to hold competitions of all services,
ministries, and departments. The international exhibition center “Kazan Expo”
is being tested as well.
the WorldSkills International secretariat headed by Simon Bartley, the WSI
President, arrived in the capital of Tatarstan. The President of the RT
reminded that in January, the members of the organizing committee inspected the
main competition site Kazan Expo, learned the logistics at the facility and
were informed about the test events. To date, 9 major events have already been
held at the exhibition complex. “We have taken into account the suggestions
voiced during the inspection of the object; the additional equipment of the
congress hall and the construction of temporary infrastructure. The facility,
including temporary ones, is fully prepared to host competitors. There is not
much time left until September when the championship will be over. We already
need to think about the heritage of the “Kazan Expo”, he noted.
President of the RT thanked the Government of the Russian Federation and
Tatiana Golikova personally for the decision to allocate additional funds from
the federal reserve to prepare the WorldSkills Village. He assured that the RT
will make every effort to provide comfortable and safe accommodation in the
Kazan’s urban and transport infrastructure will be updated in preparation for
the championship. They are brought to the standard condition of the road with a
total length of 360 km. Problems are being solved to ensure drainage, lighting,
organization of parking pockets, an accessible environment for people with
certain difficulties with a hotel booking. To date, these problems have been
resolved, there is no shortage of placements. We have also established active
interaction with air carriers. It is planned to increase flights on peak
arrival and departure dates for participants and guests of the championship.
Assistance is provided in booking air tickets and choosing routes. In general,
we successfully contact with all parties involved, the work is being carried
out in a planned manner”, said Rustam Minnikhanov.
informed the meeting participants that in preparation for the event, issues
were resolved to ensure government guarantees. In particular, the safe conduct
of the championship and special customs procedures. The concept and integrated
security plan for the competition have been approved.
Minnikhanov briefly focused on the championship management system. It was
formed based on the analysis of the best world practices and the Kazan
experience of holding large events. The main document is a guide to the
management system during the championship, which was agreed by the Union of
Young Professionals and the Government of the RT. The preparation and
conduction of the championship are managed by the Organizing Committee of the
RF, the Republican Organizing Committee, the Interdepartmental Operational
Headquarters, the Operational Headquarters of the RT, and the working groups.
President of the RT noted that the main operational center is being formed for
the period of the championship. It operates around the clock and ensures the
development and implementation of agreed decisions during the competition.
Facilities management centers, integrated security points at facilities and
others are also formed.