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 November 23, speaking at the Government House of the republic at a regional video-conference held by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov with participation of Prime Minister of the republic Aleksey Pesoshin and all regions of the republic, Regional Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities Irek Faizullin said that implementation of capital repair programme of multi-apartment houses makes 98.94 per cent of the plan for the current year.
On November 20, at their meeting at the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and Chief of the Representative Office of Haier in Russia Lyudmila Romanova discussed the current state of affairs and issues of implementing a number of Haier investment projects in the republic.
On November 19, at the Kazan Teacher Training College, Minister of Education of Russia Olga Vasilyeva and Prime Minister of the republic Aleksey Pesoshin opened Tatarstan’s first Centre for Cutting-Edge Vocational Training.