Concept of “SMART City Kazan” master plan presented to Tatarstan President
17 April 2013, Wednesday
President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and representatives of Malaysian consortium comprised of AJM Planning&Urban Design Group, Straits Consulting Engineers, AmanahCapitalGroupLimited (ACGL) have discussed the concept of “SMART City Kazan” master plan and further implementation of the project at Tatarstan Government House.
Chief architect of “SMART City Kazan” Norliza Hashim presented the master plan.
To the point, “SMART City Kazan” is a new urban environment for developing business, educational, and research activity in order to create incentives for perspective Tatarstan economic sector.
On behalf of Tatarstan Government the project is supervised by Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, the operator is OAO “Development Corporation of the Republic of Tatarstan”.
The project was developed by Malaysian consortium in cooperation with GUP “Tatinvestgrazhdanproekt”.
“SMART City Kazan” is located in Laishevo region and occupies the area of 650 hectares. It is divided in four main zones: International public and business centre, Centre of education and science, Special economic zone, and Park zone. The Special economic zone is a part of SEZ “Innopolis”.
Chie executive of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Linar Yakupov informed that development of the concept of master plan had been finished and the preliminary plan of potential investors had been developed.
Linar Yakupov reminded that within the framework of annual investment forum 2013 in Dubai the investment attraction campaign for “SMART City Kazan” project will be officially started.
Director General of OAO “Development Corporation of the Republic of Tatarstan” Bulat Gayanov presented statement of costs for engineering and road infrastructure to Rustam Minnikhanov.
Summing up, Rustam Minnikhanov said that the project is very perspective.
On February 21, at their meeting in the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and Deputy Head of the Сontrol Department of the President of the Russian Federation Valentin Letunovsky discussed issues of the implementation of national projects in the republic and solution of the tasks set in the address of Russian President to the Federal Assembly.
On February 17, at the Kazan International Airport, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin met Minister of Industry and Construction Production of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who arrived on a two-day working visit (February 17-18) in Tatarstan.
On January 27, at their meeting in the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and senior representatives of Mobile TeleSystems Company (MTS) discussed issues of further development of the company in the region, the provision of the resident of the republic and users of the MTS with high-quality mobile communications and other issues. Tatarstan Prime Minister and senior representatives discussed the possibility of building additional base stations in the republic.