The Moscow authorities are preparing a plan to solve the problem of the personnel crisis at construction sites, which provides for the refusal of migrant labor, Andrey Bochkaryov, vice-mayor of the capital for urban planning and construction, told RBC in an interview.

Due to the outflow of migrants into a pandemic, about 40% of workers are reportedly now missing at the capital’s construction sites.

According to Bochkaryov, construction should require three times less people and be carried out twice as fast due to high qualifications and new construction technologies.

Such work will be paid two to three times higher.  According to him, such an experiment is already underway at a number of facilities.  In addition, it is necessary to change the system of training construction engineers, the Moscow municipal official.

Meanwhile, citing Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Marat Husnulin, Interfax said on June 24 that about 5 million labor migrants need to be attracted to construction sites in Russia until 2024, 

Now there is an acute shortage of labor resources both because of closure of borders due to the coronavirus pandemic and the demographic failure of the 1990s, Husnulin said, noting that labor shortages are the biggest constraints on development opportunities in Russia. 

Regional administrators need to clearly understand how many jobs there are, how many Russian specialists can be found, and how much need to attract foreign workers, Russian official noted.

At least 5 million labor migrants are required until 2024, the vice-premier added.

It is to be noted that in the Russian Federation, most Tajik labor migrants work at construction sites.  Labor migrants are still a critical component in Tajikistan’s economy and remittances sent by them to Tajikistan keep their families at home above the poverty line.