Today in Tatarstan, Innopolis – a new town, built 40 kilometers from the center of Kazan, whose economy is based on high-tech industries has been inaugurated.
In opening ceremony of the new town participation by RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected. He launched a new town, having laid a capsule on the construction site with a message to future residents of the city, in 2012.
Also, the opening ceremony to be attended by RF Minister of Communications and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Education Dmitry Livanov, Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Tatarstan Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Information and Communication Roman Shaikhutdinov, mayor of Innopolis Yegor Ivanov, General Director of JSC “SEZ Innopolis” Igor Nosov, Rector of the University “Innopolis” Alexander Tormasov.
Innopolis – the first city in a history of the Russian Federation, designed and built from scratch. The master plan of the city has been developed by Singaporean architectural-planning bureau of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, and can accommodate 155 thousand inhabitants.
Initial investments aimed at creating a special economic zone “Innopolis” and construction of engineering, transport, commercial and social infrastructure from the federal budget of the Russian Federation amounted to 15 bln. rubles. For construction of the University “Innopolis”, and development of its infrastructure 4.7 billion rubles from the budget of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation have been allocated. In addition, for construction of infrastructure of urban housing 1.8 billion. rubles were channeled within public-private partnership. For development of the city attraction of extra-budgetary funds is planned – financing is carried out at the expense of investors, private developers and sponsors. So, the amount of private income to the university ‘Innopolis “in 2013-2014 mad up 840.6 million rubles.
The opening of the town is dated to the Russian stage of the International Olympiad of robots, organized by the University “Innopolis” and forum “RIF. Innopolis”, which is to be an important step in a large nationwide project “RIF. Region 2015”, the press service of the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan informs.