Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, October 26, arrived at the “Forum actions” all-Russia popular front (onf), which takes place in Yalta. Among the main topics of the forum – energy and gas supply, development of agriculture and tourist potential of the Peninsula, increasing the availability of education and quality of services in the field of housing, environmental issues, preservation of cultural heritage, said on the website of the Kremlin.
Opening the meeting, the President said: “the Need to distribute financial resources to ensure that the invested funds were given maximum impact”. The President noted that it was important to hear the views of people in the Crimea and to understand what are the issues they most care about, otherwise measures for the development of the region “will not be fully effective”.
Putin noted that since the spring of 2014 was a lot of work on integration of Crimea and Sevastopol in the economic, social and legal space of Russia. “This is a really difficult job was: in a short time removed the issues of energy, water blockade of the Peninsula, a good pace of construction of transport crossing through the Kerch Strait. I hope that the approaches to the bridge, and all necessary related infrastructure will also be made qualitatively and in time”, – he stressed.
At the same time, the President said, quoted by TASS, these measures are not enough – many challenges remain, as they “were saved by years, if not decades”. The head of state set the task of regional authorities to focus first and foremost on addressing the most sensitive for residents of the Crimea problems – social infrastructure retrofitting, upgrading of the transport sector and create new jobs.
President Aksenov advised to follow the construction of the Kerch bridge online
Especially Vladimir Putin has elaborated on the question of construction of the Kerch bridge. In particular, he advised the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov to put in the construction area of the camera, the image from which the real-time broadcast would be in his Cabinet.
At the forum, Putin complained that the relocation of tenants fall under the demolition of houses in the area of construction of the Kerch bridge will be delayed, and new housing is of poor quality, reports TASS. “As regards the quality, rate, terms, which must withstand the contractors, the regional authorities have carefully monitored”, – said the head of state, and then advised Aksenov online to watch every day what is happening on the site. The President stressed that housing construction “will be completed with the desired quality.” “I really hope that people will be satisfied with what they get,” he concluded.
Putin also said that, according to preliminary calculations, the Kerch bridge will carry 14 million travelers and 13 million vehicles a year.
The President stressed that he is aware of the danger of education “bottleneck” in the transition-lane bridge to a two-lane road. The head of state explained that at the first stage it was decided to make two lanes, not to stop all the movement. “Then that way it is now, will be practically rebuilt, it will actually be a new road in the same corridor. But while they build a new road, the old will work. After it is built, will get old if from it something will remain. In fact, it will also be a new road, and, in the end, it will be a four-lane traffic, as well as on the bridge”, – he explained.
Recall that the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait began in September 2014. The contract for the design and construction was signed in February, 2015 between the Federal state establishment “Management of Federal highways “Taman” Federal road Agency of the Russian Federation” and LLC “stroygazmontazh”. In July of this year it became known that the final cost of construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait will be 227,9 billion.
Vehicular traffic will be open in December 2018, and the trains start to go December 1, 2019. On 7 July, the decree on the postponement of the launch of the movement on the railway part of the bridge from 18 December 2018 1 December 2019 was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
On the “Forum actions” was well attended by about 350 people, including civil activists of Crimea and Sevastopol, experts, representatives of professional community: doctors, teachers, agricultural workers, scientists, entrepreneurs, announced in the Kremlin.
The forum in Yalta – the third is planned for 2016 interregional forums of the popular front. Earlier discussions on the implementation of the may decrees and orders of the President in subjects of the Russian Federation was held in Stavropol and Yoshkar-Ola.