Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg honors resident for service to community

The Yekaterinburg City Duma held the annual Day of the City celebration last week and named Mikhail Borisovich Vyatkin the 2014 honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg.

The celebration was presided over by Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman and City Duma head Alexander Yakob, where they presented Vyatkin with a diploma, ribbon and special certificate marking his achievement, Ekburg.ru reports.

Vyatkin served for 20 years as Yekaterinburg's head of Architecture, Urban Planning and Land Regulation--a department he helped to create during his employment with the Yekaterinburg City Administration. Vyatkin is credited for dramatically enhancing Yekaterinburg's municipal infrastructure and architectural appearance during his tenure and is considered a key contributor to the modernization of town-planning in the Urals.

Following the announcement of Vyatkin as the 2014 honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg, Yakob gave a speech detailing his goals for the future of Yekaterinburg's socio-economic and population growths, Ekburg.ru reports.

"Current success of Yekaterinburg would be simply impossible without a foundation, which throughout is history laid the generations of Yekaterinburg, who worked for the benefit of his native city," Yakob said, according to Ekburg.ru. "Today Yekaterinburg is the center of the industrial industry. In the first half turnover of large and medium-sized industrial enterprises amount to almost 102 percent. Yekaterinburg confidently demonstrates a positive trend in fertility. For six months in the city of 10,000, 103 [babies were born]. The natural growth rate of 1,882 a person. For the youngest citizens continue to open preschool factories. This year we will open three. This year, in six educational institutions will be new school stadiums. In health care, we had a major overhaul in the [sixth, ninth, 10th and 23rd wards]. Today opened a branch of neurology at the 24th city hospital. In the village Sverka this year will be open, the general practice. In 2014, we provided housing 174 families-beneficiaries. Another 119 families were comfortable housing to replace the old. This year, experts have arranged in our city of about 50,000 square meters of flower beds. Do not stop work on the repair of the road network of the city. In short, the transformation taking place in all areas of urban development. I hope that these figures will be higher in the second half of the year. I wish the honorable citizens good health, success and happiness."