No private investor is able to pull of projects on 100 or 150 hectares. Large clusters are exactly such areas. Therefore, an integrated approach of business and the state is important here. <...> It is not easy to find a balance between public and private, but the joint work of interdisciplinary teams makes it possible to do so. We are ready to finance such projects — Evgeny Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Gazprombank .
When we talk about the development of tourism, first of all we should think about the fact that we will build the infrastructure, whether on federal or private funds. The thing is, a tourist comes to a destination once, and the service he or she will most likely get will not make him or her come back. When the development institutions provide tools, when the business community and regional authorities foster the growth of proper service culture, then their joint efforts will make tourists return again and again — Oleg Teplov, Chief Executive Officer, VEB Innovation.
We have thought of a "smart model" [in Kronstadt, – Ed.] according to which we will reconstruct the facilities of state importance at the expense of federal budget, while the entire infrastructure is built at the expense of private investmentors — Marika Korotaeva, Co-Organizer, Project Kronstadt. Fort Island .
In addition to beauty, projects need comfort and economic viability. All these components must be maintained in a single standard, which is now being promoted in smart cities and smart solutions — Raymond Abu Fadel, Regional Director for Russia, AECOM.