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 June 25, in Kazan, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin, Chairman of the State Council of the republic Farid Mukhametshin and Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Osintsev took part in an unveiling ceremony of a memorial plaque in honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the regional executive authorities of the Tatar ASSR.
On June 23, in Saratov, Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan - Chief of Staff of Tatarstan Cabinet of Ministers Shamil Gafarov laid flowers at the burial place of the first Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Tatar ASSR Sahibgarey Said-Galiev.
On June 23, speaking at an online meeting with reporters, Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan – Minister of Agriculture and Food of the republic Marat Zyabbarov spoke about the formation of crops, the preparation of fodder and the support for farmers.