The general meeting of the members of the Association of Volga Region Cities (AGP) dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod was held by Mayor of Kazan, Chairman of the Association Ilsur Metshin. The participants discussed the issues of creating a comfortable urban environment, industrial waste management, as well as proposed amendments to the federal legislation regulating the treatment of stray animals.
At the beginning of the meeting, Ilsur Metshin congratulated the mayor and citizens on the anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod. "As part of the celebration, a larg-scale campaign has been launched to reconstruct city's facilities. Public spaces, roads, house facades have been modernized. Cultural heritage sites are being restored", he added. The city has not just been transformed - Nizhny Novgorod has been modernized and rebooted".
Then, the participants proceeded to discuss the agenda, in particular, the issues of the development of the urban environment. Igor Kulyazhev, Deputy Head of the Executive Committee, reported on the experience of Kazan in this area. Mayors of Samara, Saratov, Cheboksary and Nizhny Novgorod shared their experience as well.
“The improvement of cities and the creation of comfortable and safe conditions for living and recreation of citizens, as well as new public spaces are one of our priorities, - said Ilsur Metshin. - Municipalities actively participate in federal projects and regional initiatives, approve and implement their own programs”.
“Municipalities apply an integrated approach to the improvement of yards and public spaces”, Ilsur Metshin noted. Thus, to provide comfort to and safety of citizens at public spaces, safe playgrounds and sports grounds are being installed, parks are being equipped with modern facilities and a round-the-clock video surveillance system, and access to wireless Internet is ensured.
"I hope that within the framework of the Association of Volga Region Cities, we will continue to share best practices and information on the organization of work in the field of landscaping", I. Metshin said.