Today in the Palace of Culture named after Said-Galiev is the final meeting of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Tatarstan. The meeting is attended by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation Nikita Stasishin, Director of the State Corporation - Fund for Assistance to Reform of Housing and Utilities Konstantin Tsitsin. The Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Tatarstan Marat Aizatullin reported on the main results of the ministry's activities for 2020 and priority tasks for the current year. In his welcoming speech, he recalled that 2020 has become a serious test for the entire economy. And how important is the coordinated, cohesive work of federal, regional and local authorities in such conditions. “The result of the work of the Working Group of the State Council of the Russian Federation on Construction, Housing, Communal Services and the Urban Environment, led by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov, and the Headquarters for Regional Development to Support the Construction Industry, chaired by Marat Shakirzyanovich Khusnullin, was the development of decisions that largely predetermined the results of 2020 and laid the foundation for further development,” - the minister said. The head of the Ministry of Construction of Tatarstan stressed that thanks to the decision not to stop construction during a pandemic, it was possible to maintain the previously achieved indicators. In the outgoing year, 2 million 680 thousand square meters of housing were commissioned. In particular, 153 houses, or 216.5 thousand square meters, were built under the social mortgage program. Within the framework of individual housing construction, 11 thousand houses with a total area of 1 million 452 thousand square meters. He also noted that the launched federal program of mortgage benefits at 6.5% per annum played a key role in stabilizing the housing market. “Over the past year, 10 492 soft loans were issued in the republic. For the market of individual housing construction, an effective measure was the rural mortgage program with a rate of up to 3%, according to which 1,639 loans were issued in Tatarstan,” - said Marat Aizatullin.