Friday, August 18, 2017

Construction on Sofia Perovskaya apartment building complete

Construction on the new apartment building in the capital Sofia Perovskaya in the Middle Urals has been completed.

Of the 160 apartments available in this house, 142 will be for former residents of dilapidated buildings. City officials intend to give the remaining 18 apartments to citizens standing in line for the improvement of living conditions, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

The high-rise building was built exclusively by the budgetary funds allocated under long-term target programs for the resettlement of residents from the old and dilapidated housing.

Under current Russian law, the municipality is now required to provide citizens with apartments in the same area as when they owned apartments in unsafe buildings, according to Oblgazeta.ru.

According to Alexander Naschetnikova, the chairman of Committee on Housing Policy Administration of Yekaterinburg from 2005 to 2010, more than 3,500 families have been resettled from dilapidated or damaged houses to new flats.

The problem still facing Yekaterinburg, however, is that there are many houses built more than half a century ago that are decaying and will join the list of damaged buildings, Oblgazeta.ru reports.