MOSCOW, February 23. The Moscow authorities are not going to remove the stalls from the capital’s streets. About this informed the head of the Department of consumer market and services of Moscow Alexey Nemeryuk in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
The last day of the “Pyramid”: in Moscow demolished the most famous squatter
“The kiosks stood and will stand at the city ground, as it is a format of non-stationary trade, the need to Muscovites”, – said Nemeryuk.
The head of Department noted that in 2011 there was the first reform was the placement of the stalls, which was ordered placement of 8.5 thousand points of sale.
“Mostly with social functions – printing, ice cream, bread, vegetables. We even increased their number to 600. But now has about 5 thousand. And not because someone closed them, just not the same everywhere is the economy, some (points) are unprofitable, some cannot withstand competition,” he said.
Ameryk stressed that strict quotas on the placement of kiosks in Moscow because of the constantly changing situation.
“Expanding the city and building new streets-highways, new housing estates. Often at first there is nothing – no shops on the first floors or restaurants. Therefore it is necessary to develop small retail, but it does not always take root,” said Ameryk.
Food prices will not grow
The Muscovites not to be feared, because of the demolition of illegally built outlets food prices may rise, said Nemeryuk.
Moscow authorities plan to continue the fight against illegal trade pavilions
“Buying on the way home a loaf of bread or a bottle of kefir at the store, housed in one of the demolished pavilions, hardly anyone particularly thought that the store next door to the house, their purchase cost would be much cheaper,” – said the official.
According to the head of the Department, bread, non-stationary objects is more expensive than the chain stores, to 63.6%, as there is more expensive oranges. The potatoes costs more than 55.8%, tangerines – 40.3%, salt – by 46.3%, sugar – by 23.3%, kefir – by 25.5%, sour cream – by 27.7%, milk – by 14.5%.
Mr nemeryuk also said that demolished the objects of unauthorized construction was a threat to the citizens. “80-90 percent of them were in the immediate vicinity of the metro and were unsafe for residents and those who worked there,” said he.
The official said that earlier attempts had been made to clean the city of unauthorized construction. “Around 100 ships we won. But when amendments were made to article 222 of the Russian Civil code, which gave local authorities the right to demolish without a court objects that threaten the security of the city, those that are in engineering services, close to metro and newcomer parts, – the government of Moscow took advantage of,” said he.
The Moscow city government in December, 2015 adopted a resolution calling on February 8, 2016 demolition of 104 objects recognized by the squatter because of improper paperwork, being on public lands or on sites with utilities. Among them are the shopping center “Pyramid” near the metro station “Pushkinskaya”, the stalls near the metro station “Kropotkinskaya” and other objects. The dismantling of the structures began after midnight on 9 February. To complete the works authorities plan by the beginning of March.