"In my view, the building level of at least 80 million square meters should be reached by 2010", Yakovlev said. "In 1986-1987 76 million square meters was built annually, while in 2003 only 36 million".
"It is very little. The goal is to boost the volume", Yakovlev added.
"In principle, the goal is quire realistic, minding the present rate of construction, which in 2004 will reach 40 million square meters of housing", he said in conclusion.