National projects, social development, federal subsidies, transport reform and the 75th Victory anniversary celebration were on the agenda.
President Vladimir Putin and St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov held a working meeting during the President’s visit to St. Petersburg, the Kremlin press office reports.
The Governor thanked Vladimir Putin on behalf of St. Petersburg residents for subsidizing social projects. 10.6 billion rubles ($165.8 million) was assigned from the federal budget for social objects procurement. The city used the money to build 44 kindergartens, 12 schools, and 16 clinics.
Alexander Beglov told Vladimir Putin about the Art Park project progress. ‘We have announced an international tender, the winner should be announced in June,’ he said.
The project is expected to be completed within 2-2.5 years, he added. The construction excavation has been done already.
‘This is the first project of the kind in the history of the city. We are recreating a historic park that used to be there. This is an expensive project for the federal budget, but it is the history of the city’, the Governor noted.
Vladimir Putin said that St. Petersburg is not something to economize on.
The Governor also told the President about the national projects progress. He reported that the city had reached almost all the 2019 targets for the national projects.
Alexander Beglov told Vladimir Putin about the transport reform scheduled for the summer of 2020 and the housing construction progress.
The Governor also reported about the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the Victory. In St. Petersburg, a parade and a concert in the Palace Square are planned.
Video: St. Petersburg TV channel