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Senator Andrei Yatskin's working visit to Taganrog

June 8, 2021: the First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Andrey Yatskin once again visited Taganrog within the framework of a working trip.

Andrei Yatskin inspected a section of tram network and a number of sites being refurbished, accompanied by Rostov Oblast Deputy Governor Alexander Skryabin, the president of "Sinara Group" Dmitry Pumpyansky and Taganrog City Manager Andrey Lisitsky.

The senator visited Taganrog to make sure that the renovation of Taganrog public transport is being conducted in accordance with the schedule, and therefore tram traffic will resume in September 2021.

Furthermore, Andrey Yatskin took part in the voting on the design of new Taganrog streetcars, organized by Taganrog Local Government together with "Sinara - Urban Transport Solutions Taganrog". "I am confident that local residents will participate actively. They should choose the design on their own, and it would be the most appropriate solution specifically for Taganrog", Andrei Yatskin said.

This year the First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Andrey Yatskin has already visited Taganrog in late May. The project of Taganrog streetcar system's modernizaion will be funded byThe Russian state development corporation VEB.RF. The amount of the financial assistance is 3.6 billion roubles (30 per cent of the total project cost). The information was published on the website of "Sinara - Urban Transport Solutions Taganrog", which is the concessionaire.

More than 11.8 billion roubles will be invested in total, including 2.6 billion roubles from the budget of Taganrog. The remaining funds will be generated by "Sinara - Urban Transport Solutions Taganrog" (2 billion roubles from the resources of "Sinara" and 6.9 billion roubles of VEB.RF's investments).

These funds are intended to re-build 45 km of tramways, re-construct 80 tram stops, provide Taganrog with 60 new streetcars, overhaul the tram depot, 8 traction substations, and the dispatch office. By the end of the first phase of the project (the end of 2021), the city will receive 10 new streetcars. The second phase will be completed in October 2022.