First Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on April 27 to inspect the implementation of priority national projects in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. Dmitry Medvedev arrived in St. Petersburg on the eve, April 26. As reported in the Press Service of the city administration, his visit is devoted to implementation in the regions of predominantly two national projects – 'The development of agro-industrial complex' and 'Affordable Housing'. In one of his first speeches Vice-Premier noted that in Russia in 2007. planned to be 56 million square meters. m of housing.
In 2006. the figure was 50.2 million square meters. m, whereas 5 years ago in the country were built 30 million square meters. m of housing. According to Dmitry Medvedev, in the current year is expected to 'good growth '. "The more we build, the more reasonable prices should be on the market" – said the first deputy prime minister.
In his view, the increase in construction should change the price situation on the real estate market into positive side. Commenting on the possibility of creating a state construction company, Medvedev said that it is not new, but by itself the appearance of such a company would not solve the problem with the prices. 'You must not create state-owned company, and the development of the housing market "- he stressed. In addition, First Deputy Prime Minister expressed the view that the deal with buying apartments for the 'quick resale' on the secondary market will help the development of stock tools, 'attractive free money'. According to him, it could be bonds, securities of large companies. Latest Issue of big companies have shown interest of citizens in these securities, have Dmitry Medvedev. He also considers it inappropriate introduction of a special tax on the purchase of second and third apartments, as well as the prohibition of such purchases. He explained that circumvent these protective measures' will be easy. " Dmitry Medvedev also repeatedly stressed that the current mortgage rate is not satisfied with the government, because it is too high. "Our goal – to omit it from acting now 11-12% to 6-8%. It's absolutely on forces, but it will take to achieve some success in macroeconomics', – said first deputy prime minister.