Yekaterinburg to build new schools for 6,700 children

26 November 2015 (15:48)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, November 26, 2015. Yekaterinburg authorities are planning to put up new schools for 6,700 children, Deputy Mayor for Capital Construction & Land Use Sergei Myamin said in his interview to Open Studio. Yekaterinburg (Channel 41).

‘Kindergartens and schools are a more pressing issue for Yekaterinburg than for any other city in Sverdlovsk Region: the constituency’s capital is the only place that is growing quickly. The city’s population increases by 10,000 to 15,000 people every year, 4,000 to 5,000 of whom are children who thus need some twenty kindergartens and four or five new schools. Moreover, our goal is to have only one shift at every school and offer kids innovative, modern education. These are challenging tasks to complete,’ the city council’s press service refers to Myamin as saying.

According to the official, four schools for 2,910 children were introduced in 2013-2015, which cost 2bn RUR. In 2013, three schools for 2,360 students were put up and Gymnasium 155 in Chelyuskintsev St for 660 students and Lyceum 88 in Lenin Ave for 825 students were reconstructed. Additionally, a new school with a swimming pool for 875 students was built in the new Akademichesky District.

This year, the city council commissioned School 18 in Soyuznaya St for 550 students and three more schools for 2,435 students all in all are being put up. This will cost 2.4bn RUR to complete.

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