After all proposals were made, the presidium took the floor. The Head of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities, Marat Aizatullin, announced that a working group would be created in the near future, where issues will be worked out, and then submitted to the State Duma Committee; such agreement already exists, the Minister confirmed.
- As for support measures, we are closely cooperating with the Government Commission for Regional Development, which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin, and it has a number of infrastructure menu tools that you can use. Here belongs NWF money. It is clear that they are all aimed at housing and communal services and infrastructure. But everyone understands that networks in the historical center and around it are aging, and they also need to be dealt with. There are various instruments for this, for example, bonds DOM RF, “long money”, which can be used for construction, reconstruction, and educational and medical facilities. Another tool is special treasury loans. In addition to this infrastructure menu, a new federal program “Modernization of Communal Infrastructure” has appeared. This program allows modernizing the communal infrastructure in the historic center.
A large project for the integrated development of the territory is now being implemented in Russia; the Minister recalled that Tatarstan is also not standing still in this regard. At the end of his speech, he promised to work out all the initiatives submitted for consideration, and then submit them to the profile committee of the State Duma for consideration.
In turn, Vladimir Koshelev, Deputy Head of the relevant Duma committee, summarized the results of the Forum as follows: the main thing is to involve historical monuments in the city economy. And if the authorities do not create conditions for this, if it is unprofitable to restore objects, this will turn historical territories into dead zones. In addition, he drew attention to an important problem: the devaluation of the very concept of an architectural monument. According to the MP, this “honorary title” is often assigned unjustifiably.