In particular, the Mayor reported that in 2011 Moscow posted an 8% growth in investment. He also noted that for the first time in 23 years Moscow had natural population growth, with births exceeding deaths.
Sergei Sobyanin also said that a competition is to be held soon for the development concept of the entire Moscow metropolitan area.
Separately, the Mayor informed the President about assistance to victims of a fire at a restaurant in the south-west of the capital, and the investigation into the causes of the tragedy.
On January 9, a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant, after which a fire broke out, causing a partial collapse of the ceiling and the roof. Two people were killed and many injured.