Medvedev instructs governor to resettle people living in dilapidated housing in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area
During a meeting with Acting Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Artyukhov, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pointed out the need to resettle people living in ramshackle housing in the region.
"We need to carry out the programs on dilapidated housing," the Prime Minister said. "This goal must be completed no matter what."
"Many of our towns just recently celebrated the 40th anniversaries of their founding," Artyukhov said. "Our autonomous area is young, but back then everything was being built exclusively in support of the fishing and manufacturing industries; quickly built housing that would become dilapidated in several decades was put up."
The area has been carrying out a large program, with a total of 22,000 families resettled over the past seven years, Artyukhov said. "This is the equivalent of a full northern town with about 1.8 million square meters of housing," the acting governor noted.
Artyukhov assured the Prime Minister that the local authorities would expedite the construction process in order to resettle residents now living in ramshackle buildings. The acting governor also noted that the region has great potential for increasing the amount of rental housing.