Kommersant: Medvedev instructed to study the relocation of four ministries in “Moscow-city”

MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government to study the idea of moving the MAYOR, Ministry of communications, Ministry of trade and industry and Ministry of construction of 16 buildings in the city center in “Moscow-city”. About it writes on Thursday the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the available publications letter to the heads of four ministries to the Prime Minister.

“This project really is. Details are being worked out,” confirmed “Kommersant” press-Secretary, Natalya Timakova.

According to standing on the letter of the resolution, Medvedev, to consider the idea of moving is entrusted to the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Minister of economy Maxim Oreshkin and the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov. The curator of the project of the integrated government complex in “Moscow-city” it is proposed to appoint the Agency for housing mortgage lending. The move could take place in the second half of 2018.

Originated the idea of the Ministers justify the request for the relocation of organizational tasks and the desire to save money, including the constant spending on repairs. The government also hopes to cut costs by reducing space used for the work of the ministries, up to 70 thousand square meters (more than four times).

According to “Kommersant”, the probable location of the unified government complex in “Moscow-city” will be a building complex “IQ-quarter” or area of the Capital projects Group. According to the calculations of the interviewed experts, the purchase of space required for the crossing ministries, will cost 17.5-of 20.23 billion. Rent similar areas will cost from 1.75 to 2.1 billion rubles. Relocation costs, officials plan to compensate by implementing in the future, the present building of the ministries.