Khusnullin spoke about plans to restore Mariupol and the future of Azovstal

All not completely destroyed historical buildings in the center of Mariupol will be restored. About this in an interview with RBC on August 1 declared Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.

“We have fully considered approaches to the restoration of the historical center. We will restore all the buildings in the center that are not completely destroyed according to the requirements that allow us to preserve the historical value of these objects,” he said.

According to the official, specialists have already replaced a large number of communications in Mariupol, and work is underway to replace water conduits and boiler houses. In addition, the builders will hand over the first residential buildings in September, Khusnullin noted. Hospitals are also being built in the city, and in the future it is planned to build an administrative and rescue center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister said that the Russian authorities “do not see the restoration of the Azovstal plant in old technologies.” Despite this, the company still plans to create jobs. Most likely, the plant will become a technopark with landscaping elements, Khusnullin added.

In addition, the official said that the transport infrastructure in Mariupol will become more modern. In particular, he allowed the creation of a network of urban trains.

Khusnullin also announced plans to increase the population of Mariupol to 500,000 people by 2035. He noted that before the hostilities, 380,000 people lived in the city, but after the start of the military operation, some of them left for the territory of Ukraine, some went to Russia, and some were distributed throughout the Donetsk region.

“This year we see the task of providing 212 thousand. By 2035, we already see 350 thousand. That is, the entire infrastructure of the city should be 350 thousand by 2035, by 2030 by 400 thousand, and by 2035 – by 500,” the Deputy Prime Minister explained.

Khusnullin stressed that the funds for the restoration of the territories of the LDNR are not allocated to the detriment of the Russian regions. There are no plans to cut spending on their development, he assured.

“We have not reduced a single development plan for the country. Moreover, we have added money very seriously to the development of the regions: to roads, engineering infrastructure, and capital investments. We are only increasing our plans,” the official said.

At the end of July, Khusnullin presented to Vladimir Putin a plan for the complete restoration of Mariupol. It is designed for three years. During this time, it is planned to reconstruct 90 social facilities, build a new transport interchange hub, which will include a railway station, a seaport and tram lines.

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