Ilsur Metshin: “We set the task to address the problems of residential areas systematically”
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, met with the heads of the territorial
public self-governments at the Moskovsky cultural center today. They discussed
the construction and repair of roads, driveways to villages, social facilities,
lighting networks and utilities.
More than 200
thousand Kazan residents live in the residential areas – 20% of the total
number of residents of the city
As Ilsur Metshin noted, there are 65 territorial
public self-governments in Kazan to date.
Now more than 200 thousand Kazan residents live in the
residential areas, which is 20% of the total number of residents of the city.
“Seeing as how the population in the
residential areas is growing, as how the requests of residents are changing, we
came to the conclusion that this work requires a lot of effort, and decided to
create a separate department, which will be supervised by the deputy head of
the Executive Committee Iskander Giniyatullin. This does not absolve the
responsibility from the heads of district administrations. We simply set the
task to address the problems not incidentally, but systematically”, - the Mayor
340 roads on an
area of 1 million sq.m. were repaired in the residential areas
I.Giniyatullin, deputy head of the Executive Committee,
noted that 340 roads have already been repaired in the residential areas on an
area of 1 million sq.m. This year, to provide driveways to social facilities in
the villages, 22 roads on an area of 56 thousand sq.m. have been repaired for a
total of 200 million rubles.
I. Giniyatullin also reported on a number of
problematic issues, one of which is the state of the municipal infrastructure. For
example, in summer time the water supply pressure is low in the villages, so
there is a need to loop the networks. Presently, MUE Vodokanal is already
carrying out work on the normalization of water supply in the residential
Almost 100% of residential areas are provided with gas
supply networks. “To date, only newly built houses and partially streets with
such houses in the villages of Salmachi, Tatvalenok, Chernopenye, Mirny and Voenny
gorodok-32 have not been gasified. Approximately 70 million rubles are needed
for these works”, - added I.Giniyatullin.
Speaking about electricity supply, the deputy head of
the Executive Committee noted that all houses in the residential areas are
connected to electricity. However, there is a number ofappeals from residents of some villages where
the Setevaya Company is already working to improve the networks.
I.Giniyatullin also drew attention to the issues of
street lighting. “The total provision of villages with street lighting is 56%.
For full coverage of the network, more than 200 million rubles are required,”-
said the deputy head of the Executive Committee. He added that in the near
future it is planned to install 1,352 lamps, and more than 5 thousand lamps
will be replaced with new ones.
As for the collection of solid municipal waste in the
villages, where there is also wood and plant waste, and for its storage, there
should be spacious bin grounds, said the deputy head of the Executive
Committee. “Unfortunately, no budget funds for the construction and maintenance
of grounds are allocated. For this purpose, the requested funding is about 400
million rubles”, - he said.
A road map will
be developed to solve the problems in the villages
The most challenging issues in the villages were also
reported by the heads of the territorial public self-governments. Among the
main issues, they highlighted the lack of paved roads, the waste disposal and
the cleaning of waste disposal area, poor water supply and worn-out utility
networks, as well as the lack of social facilities.
“I see that the residents and you are ready to work in
concert, this is very important. Only together can we solve these tasks. Life
is changing very quickly, and the wishes of inhabitants are absolutely reasonable”,
- Ilsur Metshin said in conclusion. He instructed Iskander Giniyatullin,
together with the heads of district administrations, to systematize all the
issues raised and develop a roadmap for their solution.