In areas where the renovation programme will build new housing, the population will grow by 500 thousand people, said the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin.

Thus he denied the statements of the experts who claim that population growth will be about 5 million people, reports “Russian conversation”.

For General information, in 2017 the population of the capital of our country is about 12 300 000 people.

The mayor also did not agree with the fact that after a restoration programme in Moscow will increase the transport load, there will be problems with access to kindergartens, schools and hospitals.

According to Sobyanin, the main buyers of housing in the capital are the Muscovites themselves.

In the list of programs for the renovation of housing entered 4566 five-story building, located in 85 districts of old Moscow and 6 villages in the new territories .

As previously reported, “Russian Dialogue,” the President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed the government and the Duma to ensure passage of the law on resettlement of residents of the five-story building which will not infringe the rights of citizens.

The government of the Russian Federation on 18 April gave a positive opinion on the draft law on the renovation of housing.