Landscaping of the park “Lebyazhye” started in Kazan
Photo by Marat Muginov
(KZN.RU, 15 August, Zilya Gayfi). Complex landscaping
of specially protected natural territory - the urban park “Lebyazhye”, located
in the Kirovskiy district, began in Kazan. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of
Tatarstan, Ildar Khalikov, the Prime Minister of Tatarstan, Farid Mukhametshin,
the chairman of the Tatarstan State Council, Mintimer Shaimiev, State
Counsellor of RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, Albert Shigabutdinov, the
general director of OAO “TAIF”, and Farid Minigul, , the general director of
PAO “Kazanorgsintez”, took part in the ceremony of launching the work.
Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of Tatarstan,
congratulated the citizens with the beginning of large-scale works. “We had
planned to start the work last year. The first phase includes the restoration
of the territory, construction of pumping stations and pipelines for pumping
water. In general, the park "Lebyazhye" renovation project is a
project of restoration of lakes and spaces that existed here. I am grateful to
the designers and environmentalists who carried out the necessary work, but it
still must be complete. Also, I am grateful to joint-stock companies “TAIF” and
“Kazanorgsintez”, which will implement the bulk of the program. We encouraged
the business to take part in the project, because we understand that Lebyazhye
is unique natural space”, said the head of the republic.
Rustam Minnikhanov noted that the first results of the
work citizens will be able to see the next year. The President expressed hope
that the park "Lebyazhye" will be the most favorite place of
recreation for residents and visitors after the renovation.
Albert Shigabutdinov, the general director of OAO
"TAIF", declared his readiness to support the project. The company is
ready to take part in the financing and organization of activities to finalize
the draft environmental rehabilitation and construction of pumping station.
"Today is the beginning of serious work on the restoration of water
resources complex of Lebyazhye lakes. I, as a resident of Kazan, express
gratitude to Rustam Minnikhanov for the huge amount of work that are performed
in the republic, especially in Kazan, on the improvement and creation of
leisure for the citizens. Much work has to be done at the park
"Lebyazhye", which has to be executed in a short time. We should all
make efforts together to bring this area in order. The President set a task to
Lebyazhye became the favorite vacation spot for citizens. We all have to
realize this task in a short time”, said Albert Shigabutdinov. “TAIF” will also
be an investor of landscaping of Lebyazhye lakes adjacent areas. It is the
second equally important part of the renovation project of the park.
The park "Lebyazhye" is spread over an area
of 3291 hectares. 12 large and small lakes located on its territory: Maloe,
Bolshoe, Svetloe and Suhoe Lebyazhye lakes are the only inter-dunes lakes in
The area of the Lebyazhye lakes system is 200
hectares. 2 parking zone with 228 parking spaces have been set near the lake in
2015, in the Year of parks and gardens in Tatarstan. The first is proposed to
restore the ecosystem of lakes, to fill lakes with water, to develop the
infrastructure for recreation for the citizens in the most visited areas
(beach, ski base "Dinamo", a platform for Sabantuy and others), to
lay a network of lighted pedestrian pave roads and ski runs.
Work on the rehabilitation of Lebyazhye Lakes (Maloe
Lebyazhye, Bolshoe Lebyazhye, Svetloe, Suhoe) consists of several stages. The
first stage includes ecological, geological, topographical surveys and the
development of design solutions (it will be performed by OAO “Institute
“Tatvodproekt” and Nafisa Mingazova, the doctor of Biological Sciences, the
professor of KFU). The contract for this part of the work with the OAO
"TAIF" has already been signed; the work is partially carried out. After
completion of the work it will be necessary to obtain the opinion of
environmental impact assessment of the project.
The environmental remediation, which includes
waterproofing the bottom of the dam device between Suhoe and Svetloe lakes and,
clearing the coastal zone will be made on the results of the two stages. The
construction of the pumping station at the Izumrudnoe Lake and pipelines for
pumping water will be one of the main types of work. The project for this type
of work, which was made by the Institute “Soyuzhimpromproekt” on sponsorship,
is already available.
Denis Kalinkin, the head of the Executive Committee,
Damir Fattakhov, the deputy head of the Executive Committee, Igor Kulyazhev,
the deputy head of the Executive Committee and the chairman of Committee of
Improvements, Sergei Mironov, the head of the Kirovskiy and Moskovskiy
districts administration, Farid Abdulganiyev, the minister of Ecology and
Natural resources of the RT, Natalia Fishman, the assistant to the Tatarstan
President, and others also attended the event.