Donetsk, Sep 26 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Prime Minister Yevgeny Solntsev said that a new neighbourhood will be built in the center of Makeyevka.

“The town’s central park is uncomfortable and ill-kept; there’s the smell of stagnant water in the air. There are several two-storey houses in advanced state of disrepair in the adjacent street, ” Solntsev said adding that he had asked local residents how they felt about having a neighborhood built in this place.

“The idea was supported, so I instructed our Construction Ministry to come up with a development plan, ” he said.

The official also said that Makeyevka’s main park had to be modernized. “I see two ways: to put up a park development project for a contest or find an investor; we’ll be working on both options, ” he said.

Makeyevka’s history is traced to the first mentioning in 1690 of the Yasinovka settlement which is now part of the town. Several hundred thousand people live in Makeyevka, famous for its industrial giants including a steel mill and a coking plant. In 2020, it became the first settlement in the DPR to be awarded the title of Labor Glory Town.*jk