MUNICIPAL SERVICES IN FRANCE
From June 22nd to 26th, representatives of regional administrations and management companies from several regions in Russia took part in the seminar "The housing and municipal services of France: water supply, sanitation and housing management. Practice and Innovation." This educational visit was held in Marseille and Cannes in France.
During this study visit, a delegation consisting of 20 participants met with representatives of the municipal water management of the city, as well as with the heads of public and private housing management companies Marseille.
From a practical point of view, a visit to the waste treatment plant Géolide was very useful. This plant is a source of pride for the French designers and builders, since the total area of the plant is 5 hectares and they were able to fully accommodate it underground. During the tour of the plant, the participants reviewed the techniques and methods of wastewater treatment, sanitary and epidemiological requirements and facilities for monitoring the quality of drinking water. In addition, representatives of the plant spoke about operation of the technical facilities and technologies and equipment employed at the plant.
During the tour of the public and private housing management companies, the delegates had the opportunity to learn about the structure and organization of companies and to discuss with their French colleagues the particularities of management of housing complexes.
The participants, among whom were the heads of district administrations of Khabarovsk Region, as well as managers and leading specialists of municipal water supplies and housing management companies from different regions of Russia, noted the practical value of this educational tour and thanked the organizers for the opportunity to get acquainted with the vast experience accumulated by French specialists in the field of housing management.