Sverdlovsk region governor appointed chair of committee to solve Urals' kindergarten crisis
The corporation was assembled, in part, to solve the kindergarten shortage in the Urals that has plagued the region for years. According to Kuyvashev, the Corporation for Development of Middle Urals is under a mandate from Russia's president to obtain land and building resources to accommodate more preschool students by 2016, Pravda.ru reports.
Kuyvashev's committee has already been given its first assignment - one week to draft a solution to identify areas where new schools can be built. As a result, each municipality head within the Urals was charged with submitting a list of plots of land within their region where development could occur.
The project will be financed through loans from large Russian banks. Members of the Corporation for Development of Middle Urals estimate that the expansion project's first phase of constructing 100-120 kindergartens will cost approximately $4.13 million. The financial plan requires no additional funding from the regional budget, according to Pravda.ru.
Alexei Bagaryakov, the governor's administration director, said that each municipality will provide plots of land on which the schools can be built. The region will finance the construction of the buildings and lease the completed kindergartens back to the municipality with an option to purchase. Under the arrangement, analysts say, the shortage of kindergartens can be solved in as little as two or three years.
- Ural Airlines modifies rewards program
- Exhibition to celebrate Tchaikovsky's birthday
- Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts hosts first StartUp Design Week
- URFU hosts annual natural history festival
- Robocenter added to map of important robotics centers
- Sverdlovsk housing market prices increase
- Volschansk Mechanical Plant expanding product range
- Sverdlovsk Regional Entrepreneurship Support Fund to accept applications for CMEF
- Over 4,500 residents have already lost jobs this year in Sverdlovsk
- USMU accepting Global Education program applicants