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24 June, Sunday

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Ufa prepares for the SCO and BRICS Summits according to the schedule


UFA, 29 October 2014. /Bashinform News Agency/.

On October 28, a working group of the Federal Organizing Committee for Preparation and Provision of Russia's Chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2014-2015, and BRICS in 2015, headed by the Assistant to President RF Yuriy Ushakov visited Ufa with an inspection tour.

It also included the Presidential Advisor Anton Kobyakov, the Head of Protocol Directorate of the President RF Vladimir Kitaev. Accompanied by the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov heads of the Organizing Committee inspected the infrastructure facilities that will be used for the International Summits holding.

Ufa International Airport completes the construction of its international terminal, reconstruction of a perimeter fence of the airfield. Building and construction works will end here in December this year. The airport will be commissioned in the operation in February 2015.

At the intersection of Tsurupy and Validi Streets construction of Sheraton Hotel with total area of 12 thousand sq m is under completion. 162 rooms will be commissioned there.

Near Gostyny Dvor construction works of Holiday Inn Hotel are going on. The seven-storey building will include 193 rooms. All works should be completed in December this year.

A hotel with 90 rooms is under construction at 72, Gogol Street. And an additional building of Bashkortostan Hotel is nearing completion. The eight-story building with an area of 6.7 thousand sq m will accommodate 74 rooms. Simultaneously, the existing building is going through renovation. The completion date is May 2015.

Hilton Hotel complex construction located near Bashkir State University with a total area of over 47 thousand sq m is coming to an end. There will be 108 rooms. The hotel is almost ready; all works will be finished in December this year.

The leaders of the Organizing Committee also visited the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre, where the reception with a concert program would be held in honour of the BRICS Summit participants. Almost all works at the facility are fully executed. Currently installation and commissioning of the equipment and accomplishment of adjoining territory are carried out, finishing works are almost over.

Erection of partitions, installation of internal engineering systems, repair and replacement of stained glass facades, assembly of external networks for the International Press Centre are nearing completion at Ufa Congress Hall — the main venue of SCO and BRICS events.

At all sites works are being conducted in accordance with approved schedules, without any lags. In general, representatives of the Presidential Administration of Russia expressed their good impression of what they had seen. The readiness of facilities met their expectations. They noted the necessity of further strict compliance with the schedules and control over progress of works.

“I suppose that in Russia there is no more suitable place for holding SCO and BRICS International Summits than Ufa. We will host delegations of the participating countries at the highest level”, the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said.

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