The meeting of the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the direction of "Construction, housing and communal services, urban environment" was held today by the head of the commission, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin, Minister of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation Irek Fayzullin, General Director, Chairman of the Board of the State Corporation - Fund for Assisting Housing and Utilities Reform Konstantin Tsitsin, Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Tatarstan Marat Aizatullin, etc. The main topic is improvement housing and communal services management systems. Opening the meeting, Rustam Minnikhanov recalled that the management of housing and communal services is a socially significant industry. The total volume of the housing and communal services market in Russia is about 5.5% of the country's gross domestic product. Rustam Minnikhanov recalled that since 2008, a program for the overhaul of apartment buildings has been implemented in the housing sector. Now this program is structured and goes systematically, he reminded, about 1,000 houses are being repaired in Tatarstan every year. Thanks to federal measures, there is support for low-income citizens to pay for housing and communal services. Last year, 96 thousand people received subsidies in the republic. Rustam Minnikhanov stressed that within the framework of national projects, the infrastructure of housing and communal services is being modernized. “This gives us the opportunity to implement many complex projects,” - said Rustam Minnikhanov. - There are six sectoral programs in the republic, including the provision of settlements with drinking water, the modernization of biological treatment facilities, the overhaul of the drainage system, the restoration of street lighting in settlements, the transition to individual heating systems, the installation of modular boiler houses, the construction of solid waste sites in horticultural associations". But even taking into account the implementation of these programs, a high level of depreciation of fixed assets remains, in the republic the degree of depreciation of networks is 54%. Many communications are dilapidated and require replacement, Rustam Minnikhanov said. During the meeting, the General Director of the Fund for Assistance to Housing and Utilities Reform Konstantin Tsitsin, the interim head of the administration of the Tambov region Maxim Egorov, and the governor of the Chelyabinsk region Alexei Teksler expressed their proposals.