Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin intends to come to grips with the problems of housing and communal services. He told about this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, in the first half of 2020 he was mainly engaged in anti-crisis measures and the reduction of administrative barriers, but in the second half of the year he intends to pay attention to the problems of housing and communal services.
Khusnullin, as the department’s curator, intends to instruct the Ministry of Construction to more actively prepare proposals for the development of the industry, and then they will be presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Separately, the Deputy Prime Minister noted that one of the main problems of the housing and communal services of the country is that the industry has always been and still remains the area of responsibility of the regions.
Khusnullin believes that infrastructure bonds should help attract private investment in housing and communal services, and also added that he is seriously discussing the prospects for the development of the industry using this mechanism with the head of VEB, Igor Shuvalov.
At the end of June, Izvestia was told by the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services that people living in hazardous housing can be exempted from payment for current repairs and maintenance of their homes.
In mid-April, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin admitted that the program for resettlement of emergency housing in Russia could be accelerated in order to support the construction industry in an economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic.