Ilsur Metshin responded to the questions of Kazan residents live on Instagram for the first time
Today, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin for the first
time conducted a live broadcast on Instagram and responded to the questions of
residents, received via the Internet reception of the head of the city after
his reporting videos on social networks, and during the live stream.
In the beginning, the Mayor noted that this is his
first live broadcast in social networks.
According to him, there were many appeals from
residents of the villages of Vishnevka and Privolny concerning the need to
build a new school. Ilsur Metshin said there is shortage of schools in 30
microdistricts. In total, the city lacks 31 thousand school places. However,
the city is already preparing for the new school year. On September 1, a new school
will open in the Art-City residential complex, and a gymnasium in Salavat Kupere
will start working at full capacity.
Kazan is a leader among other big cities in the
construction of educational facilities, nevertheless, the issue of their
shortage is acute, I. Metshin admitted. “We are facing the second decade of the
baby boom, Kazan is the leader among cities in terms of the birth rate, but
this raises the issue of providing the city with social infrastructure. We know
this, and we are working on it. Thanks to the support of Tatarstan President
Rustam Minnikhanov, the Government of Tatarstan, federal programs, but there is
still room for improvement”, - the Mayor said.
Kazan residents were also interested on the location
of patching works. According to the Mayor, this year the area of patching works
has been increased by 12% – about 45 thousand sq.m. Presently, the road repair is
being conducted at 50 sites with an area of more than 7,200 sq.m.
There were many questions on the work of the storm
drains. The Mayor of the city said that there are more than 400 kilometers of
storm drain system in Kazan, most of them were built in Soviet times- 40-60
years ago. “Every year, about 200-250 million rubles are spent on cleaning
storm drains. In addition, every year we take onto the books new networks,
which, unfortunately, are in a worn-out state. And this is a problem not only
in Kazan, but also in other cities”, - the Mayor emphasized.
The issues of land improvement and overhaul were also
discussed. In particular, the head of the city said that today more than 60% of
the housing stock that requires renovation has already been
overhauled and this work will continue.
Another important issue for the residents of remote areas
and suburban settlements is the construction of roads. I. Metshin reminded that
work is currently underway on two major infrastructure projects, in particular,
the design of the Voznesensky Tract, which will help to facilitate the entry
into the city for residents of the villages, and the construction of a collector
road to the Salavat Kupere district.
The Mayor accepted the criticism about the snow
removal in the city and explained the challenges this winter. “This winter was
really special because of the heavy snowfalls. We learn from the errors and
made conclusions. We plan to purchase another 51 combined road vehicles for
snow removal, and other additional special equipment”, - he said.
At the end of the half-hour live broadcast, the Mayor
of Kazan called on residents to participate in the discussion of the city
agenda, to offer solutions on various issues. I. Metshin assured that this kind
of communication with citizens will continue, and he will carefully study all
the received appeals from citizens.