“Poor but Clean” Tenement Houses for Guest Workers Will Appear in St. Petersburg

“Poor but Clean” Tenement Houses for Guest Workers Will Appear in St. Petersburg

Apartment houses for labor migrants will be built in St. Petersburg. As Governor Valentina Matvienko said at a press conference today, the accommodation of the guest workers will be paid for by the companies, they were brought in, the correspondent of St. Petersburg.ru reports.

“These will not be fashionable houses there will be poor, but neat,” said Matvienko, adding that thanks to the apartment buildings, it will be possible to keep accurate records of visiting workers. Families who find themselves in difficult situations will also be able to use such houses.

The mayor stressed that St. Petersburg cannot do without attracting workers from different regions, because Petersburgers themselves are not attracted to the work that migrants do. But guest workers, Matvienko noted, must stay in the city legally and in normal conditions.

“I am in favor of legal migrants in St. Petersburg, first of all, these should be people from the North – West and other regions of Russia,” the head of the city believes.

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