Penza governor informs senators about creation of comfortable environment in region
Moscow, 24 November 2017. PenzaNews. The governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev made a report at the meeting of the local government council under the Federation Council of Russia devoted to implementation of the priority project "Creation of comfortable city environment", which the vice speaker of the upper house of parliament Galina Karelova held in Moscow on Friday, November 24.
"Since 2006 we have implemented the project aimed at improvement of yard territories. The task at that time was to assist residents in equipping yards with services and utilities – to renovate footpaths, to build playgrounds for children. We lacked money but annually we allocated from 30 to 70 million roubles from the municipal budget," the head of the region said.
He noted that extensive work in municipal and rural areas had started only in 2017 thanks to the project "Creation of comfortable city environment".
"In the areas people saw these actions as positive," Ivan Belozertsev emphasized.
According to the governor, both local professionals and those from the capital, who search for new solutions, are involved in the development of urban territories.
As an example, Ivan Belozertsev mentioned cooperation with the KB Strelka, which is involved in implementation of 14 projects.
He also shared his experience of organizing celebrations for residents of neighbourhoods.
"After neighbourhood improvement has been carried out, we celebrate the Day of the Yard or the Day of the Street. Residents come to the celebration with their families, children. We thank public activists who was active during the process of improvement, we thank parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, who bring up the younger generation and help their children and grandchildren to achieve success in their studies and sport," the governor explained.
According to him, such events allow residents not only to get acquainted with each other but also to discuss further steps of yard improvement.
"It shapes people's responsibility for and care of the place where they live," Ivan Belozertsev emphasized.