28 January 2011, Friday, 17:03

Rustem Khamitov: “Competent and highly intellectual people have to come to housing and communal sphere”

author: Rasul Hamidullin

The Republican gathering “The strategy in development of housing and communal services in Republic of Bashkortostan” is held in the Congress-Hall with participation of the President RB Rustem Khamitov, heads of the Republican ministries and departments, town and municipal districts RB.

The main aim of the gathering is determination of future prospects in development of the branch, discussions concerning quality of housing-communal services, long-term tariff regulation, inculcation of energy saving technologies and IT, attraction of investments to housing and communal sphere and other problems.

Speaking before the participants of the gathering the President RB Rustem Khamitov said the theme of housing and communal services was vitally important for population. Bashkortostan has more than one million square meters of housing and about 60% of housing is worn out. If we fail to undertake extraordinary measures today, we’ll get too many emergency situations in our housing in the nearest future. It is too difficult to solve this problem self-dependently and one has to search for additional sources of financing, figuring not just on Republican and federal means, developing the market of services and attracting private management companies.

The President RB specially halted on formation of housing and communal prices.

“This question always trouble our citizens, especially now, when the tariffs are too high” – the President said. New accounts are already coming and people grasp new figures ambiguously. At that salaries don’t go up and it already becomes a new tradition – receiving the accounts with higher tariffs after New Year. We’ve promised the tariffs won’t go up by more than 15% in 2011 and we’ll keep our word”.

The head of the region also said that the shortage of specialists was always one of the most acute problems in housing and communal sphere. The average salary in the branch is 12 thousand rubles and at that this work is very complicated and responsible. “Highly intellectual and competent workers have to come to the branch” – the President RB stated.