Governor Kuivashev: Yekaterinburg to Get Development Program by End of July

6 July 2012 (11:52)

A program for the development of Yekaterinburg, dubbed The Capital, will be devised by the end of July, after which a public discussion will be held on its points, Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuivashev told reporters on July 5.

‘My colleagues from the city council and I are now working on The Capital. The region’s government was requested to add a certain list of projects to the program. This includes road-building, urban development, and much else besides. I believe the program will be ready by the end of July, and everyone can voice their opinion then,’ Kuivashev said.

The development of the city’s transport infrastructure will be one of the key points of the program. During a recent tour, the Governor and Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Yakob could see the projects for the construction of road junctions in the busiest sections of the city highways, including the spot next to Concern Kalina. According to the Governor, experts agree that it is this junction that must be given the top priority.

‘The program will have to be adjusted, for now we need to come up with a schedule and the order of the projects as well as the financing terms. 7bn RUR is certainly a lot of money, but we can manage this much within 3.5 to 4 years (the time needed to implement the program),’ the Governor said.

Another plan is to build a junction in Chelyabinsky highway using the federal budget money: the regional and the municipal authorities will only finance project work.

Then, the construction at the intersection of Moskovskaya St and Loop Rd has already started. The Governor said that the authorities considered the opinions voiced by the locals online when deciding on the final design of the place.

Now the Governor has decreed that over 1bn RUR would be allocated to The Capital from the region’s budget. For one, 600m RUR will be directed to purchasing refuse collection and street-cleaning vehicles, while another 400m will be spent on building junctions and repairing the city’s main roads and yard entrances and passageways.

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