Yuri Ilyin lists three reasons causing Penza dilapidated building demolition delays
Penza, 31 May 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza vice mayor Yuri Ilyin named three reasons that are causing delays in demolition of dilapidated buildings.
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According to him, the reasons are: unwillingness of certain people to move out of dilapidated buildings; lack of funds for demolition in certain cases; and untrustworthiness of certain subcontractors who exceed works past the deadlines even when paid in full.
The issues with slow progression of dilapidated building demolition was raised by the Penza mayor Victor Kuvaytsev during the city hall meeting on Tuesday, May 31.
“Freeing new construction land within the city that could be offered to subcontractors and potential investors is one of the main income articles for the city budget. Even though the demolition process has begun, the current progression speed is unsatisfactory,” he stressed.
Victor Kuvaytsev instructed Yuri Ilyin to analyze the reasons behind the delays and present a detailed report with suggestions on rectifying the situation by Friday, June 3. In addition, he ordered the Municipal Property department to continue forming new construction land plots.
More than 160 dilapidated apartment buildings were demolished between 2009 and 2015, the press service of the Penza city administration informed PenzaNews.
“We still need to demolish 105 more apt buildings during 2016, including: 70 fully vacated by residents with assigned demolition subcontractors; and 35 not fully vacated by residents due to lack of agreement with some of the people living there (one flat in each of the buildings) about their new housing. Also, 57 more apt buildings will be demolished in 2017 after they are vacated by residents,” the city hall clarified.