Thursday, December 14, 2017

Yekaterinburg to open 29 kindergartens in 2013

The city of Yekaterinburg plans to open 29 kindergartens in 2013, including the construction of six new schools and the rehabilitation of 23 old ones, according to the city's administration.

The city has made the development of pre-school educational institutions one of its priorities. The repair and construction of buildings for kindergartens fit within the long-term target of the program to develop more schools in the 2012-2014 period, BakuToday reports.

The biggest kindergarten will be build outside the Panel and will have room for 220 students.

By the end of 2012, the city will have approximately 2,840 kindergarten students.

In June, the city announced that it would increase municipal revenues by 3.2 percent overall and by 6.2 percent for expenses. The city's administration said at the time that it would use the increased revenues mainly on education. The money could be used for constructing new kindergartens and raising payments to school employees, in addition to providing added funds for needed repairs on various health institutions, BakuToday reports.

The revenue increases were achieved by increasing tax revenues on a growing number of taxpayers and objects of taxation. The city also raised more money from non-tax sources, including a significant subsidy from the regional budget for renovations and repairs of roads in Yekaterinburg.