In addition to his new title Deputy Defense Minister for Material-Technical Support and his responsibility for arms and equipment supplies, General-Colonel Dmitriy Bulgakov has apparently also picked up Grigoriy Naginskiy’s duties as Chief of Housing and Construction.
Bulgakov accompanied Prime Minister Putin on a tour of military apartments under construction in Volgograd today. The contractor told Putin the land was acquired three years ago, but delays in installing utilities held up construction until this year. They also complicated the process and added 5,000 rubles to the per-square-meter cost of the apartments.
Bulgakov was quoted saying the first batch of apartments in the new mikrorayon for servicemen (739 apartments) will be turned over in December. He also said 1,978 servicemen need housing in the city.