The meeting itself is just an intensive federal planning meeting and I only skimmed it. But there was one little bit that caught my eye about unfinished, or 'frozen', projects which was described in a way that I had not thought of before. It linked in my mind to the idea of the 'movement of knowledge' and what happens when the movement stops.
Vladimir Putin chaired a videoconference meeting of the State Council Presidium on the Strategy for Developing the Construction Industry and Housing and Utilities until 2030 with a forecast to 2035.
June 21, 2022
The Kremlin, Moscow
Another specific goal is to gradually, in eighteen to twenty-four months, complete the construction of previously frozen projects. See, we always talk about this – about frozen construction projects. Finally, we need to organise this in an appropriate way, to provide additional funding for these purposes, if necessary. After all, we have always managed to find solutions, even in the most difficult conditions, that we do not need to launch new projects as much as we need to complete the existing ones.
Of course, the situation with unfinished projects needs to be addressed because this is ”buried“ money that has not yielded results. Construction sites that have been frozen for years create inconvenience and problems for people and degrade the appearance of cities and towns.