Ilsur Metshin: “144 school canteens in Kazan have been transformed thanks to comprehensive modernization”
In the new school
year, 144 school restaurants will operate at Kazan educational institutions –
78% of the total number of canteens. This summer, work is underway in 31
canteens of 30 educational institutions. The Mayor of the city Ilsur Metshin
inspected the renovation of the canteen at school No. 170 in the Novo-Savinovsky
district of Kazan today.
“Thanks to the
modernization of school canteens since 2019, we have increased the number of
seats by 7,170 due to the growing number of students, - the head of the city
noted. - In four years, the idea of school restaurants has caught on. It is not
only a place for taking food, but also a place for meetings and spending
The overhaul of the
food hall at school No.170 started in June, it demanded the replacement of the
ventilation, sewerage, power supply systems, as well as equipment. As of today,
the work has been completed by 70%, and it is planned to complete them until
mid-August. The constructors have already dismantled the old wall cladding and
floor screed, replaced utilities, set partitions. In addition, the most
important stage of work has been completed – the expansion of the canteen by
moving the handwashers and the distribution line.
Dergunova, director of the school, noted that 82% of students are provided with
hot meals. The canteen was designed for 832 school students, but their number
is increasing every year. “Now there are 1,394 students, so the canteen has no
enough space”, - M.Dergunova said. After the reconstruction of the food hall,
the capacity will increase by 44 seats.
The interior of
the school restaurant will be made according to a standard design project in
olive color, Rima Mukhamedshina, director of the Department of Food and Social
Nutrition of Kazan, told the Mayor. The walls will be decorated with a wooden style
tile, which will create a cozy atmosphere, she added. “In every school
restaurant project, we see some innovative design. It is good that the design
of the canteens is improving,” - I. Metshin said.
renovation is completed, the dining room will be equipped with furniture,
decorative elements and educational posters, as well as new dishes and
necessary equipment. “All the equipment for the kitchen was purchased from
domestic manufacturers, so there were no problems with supplies”, - said the
director of the Department of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan.
The concept of
healthy nutrition for schoolchildren will remain in the new school restaurant,
Rima Mukhamedshina noted. “Thanks to the baby boom, Kazan is growing with school
students every year. In 4 years, we expect about 200 thousand students in
schools. It is important that schoolchildren not only gain new knowledge, but
also improve their health, including due healthy nutrition”, - Ilsur Metshin
For four years,
from 2019 to 2022, 1.1 billion rubles were allocated to the modernization of
food units in Kazan schools from the republican and municipal budgets, as well
as at the expense of the Department of Food and Social Nutrition. During the renovation,
the power and water supply, sewerage and ventilation systems are replaced.
Technological, refrigerating equipment, furniture, inventory and dishes are
being updated in school canteens.