By 2010 in Kuzbass there will be no queues in kindergartens
Kuzbass authorities intend to solve the problem with queues in kindergartens until 2010, the press officer of the regional administration said.
Currently in the Kuzbass 20 thousand kids are waiting in the kindergarten. Meanwhile, the demographic situation in the region is improving - only last year, the birth rate in the region grew by 7%. Consequently, the need for kindergartens will continue to grow.
To solve this problem, in the oblast, for the last three years, a program for the construction, reconstruction, and return of pre-school institutions to municipal ownership has been in place.
“In 2007, 15 kindergartens <in 12 cities and districts were built and reconstructed in the region, an additional 258 pre-school groups were opened on the basis of schools. Thus, for the year in Kuzbass, the order in kindergartens was reduced by 5 thousand people, "said the press officer." There is not enough money even to order buses to bring children from nearby villages.
In addition, last week a new kindergarten for 220 places opened in Prokopyevsk. In the same city, after the reconstruction, there will be 60 additional places in kindergarten N96. The construction and reconstruction of another 20 kindergartens in different cities and districts of the region is also underway.