Ilsur Metshin: “Today we have obtained a qualitative picture of all social institutions of our city”
This year, comprehensive maintenance was carried out at 157 kindergartens
and 80 schools in Kazan, 265 million rubles were allocated from the municipal
budget for these purposes. “Today we have obtained a qualitative picture of all
social institutions of our city. We clearly see the need for renovation and the
priority of work for each of them”, - Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, said
today at the Business Monday.
Maintenance: renovation of
roofs, replacement of utilities, installation of parapets
The maintenance programs of educational institutions
are financed by the municipal budget. In total, there are 642 facilities, said
the director of the Department for the Maintenance of Kazan Social Institutions,
Pyotr Korolev. Of these, 43% are buildings built since 2005, and those in which
renovation has already been carried out. The remaining 57% are in a poor state
– these are facilities built before 2005 and where no renovation work was
57 million rubles were allocated for the repair of
roofs at 37 facilities. Replacement of the storm drainage system, installation
of parapets, lightning, and replacement of roofing for a total amount of about
300 million rubles was carried out at eighty-one facilities, P.Korolev said.
According to P. Korolev, the main problem of
kindergartens and schools in Kazan, are worn-out utilities in the buildings.
These are water supply, sanitation, electricity and outdoor lighting systems.
“We regularly deal with problems of leaking batteries during
the heating season, as well as old wiring, - the head of the department
complained. - We solve these issues during the maintenance”. He added that the
annual maintenance program will not solve the problem completely, but will only
allow fixing most acute problems.
“We had the opportunity to fix pressure points within
the framework of allocated financing. However, these facilities require
comprehensive renovation of buildings and therefore significant financing”, -
In 2021, the regulations for
the repair of social facilities have been fulfilled
The repair work, which was carried out this year,
allowed eliminating only part of the regulations of the supervisory authorities
and court decisions, P. Korolev said. At the same time, the regulations and
decisions for this year are 100% fulfilled.
“The demand for renovation is huge and it is
understandable in a city with a thousand-year history. We have buildings that had
no repairs for 50, 60, or even 70 years. This is not an issue of maintenance,
but of renovation, – I.Metshin said. A lot is being done to solve this issue, and
I want to thank the leadership of our republic and personally Tatarstan President
Rustam Minnikhanov, unprecedented programs allow us to make a great progress in
Presently, all schools that were built more than 30
years ago, more than 57 preschools and almost all youth clubs have been renovated
in Kazan, the Mayor reminded. Along with this, large-scale work is being
carried out in suburban children's camps, almost all primary health care
facilities have been renovated.
“This is a huge work. According to the responses of
Kazan residents, we see how it is important”, - the Mayor stressed. He also
instructed to consider the possibility of allocating additional funding to the Department
for the Maintenance of Social Institutions.