Monday, December 18, 2017

Yekaterinburg releases city development plan through 2016

Last week, the Yekaterinburg City Duma released a preliminary socioeconomic development plan for the city for the years 2014 through 2016.

Highlights from the three-year plan were presented at last Thursday's joint meeting of the Yekaterinburg Committee on Budget and Economic Policy and the Commission on Economic Development and Investment, Ekburg.ru reports.

The proposal itself contains 245 different measures for consistent economic development. Many of the measures are are designed to accommodate the rising population of the city and are aimed at solving logistical issues associated with a population increase.

Other measures in the proposal are aimed at infrastructural development and city beautification. For example, within the three-year plan is a proposal to complete reconstruction of a clinical laboratory building in the center of the city by 2014. In 2016, the proposal calls for four city hospitals to have been overhauled and fitted with more modern equipment, according to Ekburg.ru.

The Duma's three-year proposal will need to be approved by a commission of municipal deputies before being implemented. A plenary meeting has been called for Nov. 26 to review the document.