The Moscow authorities intend to purchase 56.5 thousand new units of street furniture, as well as equipment for children’s and sports grounds this year. This was announced on February 9 by the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, in his Telegram channel.
“This year we will purchase more than 56.5 thousand small architectural forms for the city – equipment for children’s and sports grounds, various street furniture. The purchase will take place under life cycle service contracts. This is a type of partnership in which the manufacturer of the product is responsible for its repair and maintenance for seven years. For the city, such cooperation with business is very beneficial. We receive quality products, guarantees and reduce budget costs,” he wrote.
According to Sobyanin, this practice of concluding contracts has been introduced for a long time and in various areas for ten years. In particular, this is how new metro cars, electric buses, medical equipment, as well as many other complex equipment that require regular maintenance are purchased.
Last year, 42.4 thousand small architectural forms were purchased in this way, including children’s play equipment (10.9 thousand units), sports equipment (3.8 thousand units) and street furniture (27.7 thousand units) .
Earlier, on February 8, the press service of the capital’s urban planning and construction complex reported that the first stage of the Vesnin Brothers Boulevard was opened in Moscow in new quarters on the territory of the former ZIL plant. As Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of the capital, said, a new pedestrian boulevard 220 m long and 45 m wide was opened. Specialists installed lamps made of Corten steel, bike racks and curved benches with a total length of about 120 m.