Cultural heritage objects of Kazan will be updated as part of the program of capital repairs of the housing
Photo by Marat Muginov
August 12, Ksenia Shvetsova). The 3-year program for the overhaul of the Kazan
Housing Fund for 2020-2022 will include apartment buildings that are objects of
cultural heritage. Updating them requires more funds than ordinary houses, so
we need to look for new ways and solutions, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of
Kazan, at the Business Monday today.
formation of a new 3-year overhaul program is being carried out jointly with
the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Communal Services of
the RT, the Fund “ZhKKh RT”, and district administrations and management
companies, said Dmitry Anisimov, the chairman of the Housing and Communal
Services Committee. It is planned to include 649 houses and develop design
estimates for another 428 houses.
cultural heritage are among the houses that are planned to be included in the
program. “The cost of repairing such houses is many times higher because the
prices are different. We need a separate program and financing for this work”,
believes D. Anisimov. He also explained that in addition to houses that are
objects of cultural heritage, there are houses with cultural heritage features.
Repair work in such houses is also different and require different approaches.
we planned a renovation in the house №183 on Dekabristov Street. It is a house
with features of cultural heritage. And it is very troubling for us because we
put funds into the project as in all houses, and it requires larger
investments”, D. Anisimov gave an example.
One of the
reasons why more money is needed to repair houses of cultural heritage is the
small number of owners living in such houses. Thus, the contribution of
homeowners to the cost of work is minimal.
cultural heritage buildings is a new stage for us. There are completely
different numbers”, agreed Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan. “It is necessary
to raise this issue with the leadership together with our colleagues from the
State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites. We can’t leave
home in this state. We need to look for new ways. It is necessary to discuss
this with our colleagues from the Government”.
overhaul of the housing stock in Kazan is complete by 73%. In total, 243 houses
were included in the program this year.