Developing transport infrastructure and master planning as a tool in the integrated development of the region
One of the tools supporting the integrated development of the region is the master plan. We are currently working on three projects: the Greater Golden Ring, Crimea and three territories in the Far East: Primorye Territory, Kamchatka and Sakhalin. A master plan is a tool that allows you to make changes quickly and flexibly on the fly. It concerns the socioeconomic development of the city, the synergy of a city's development and efforts to attract investors — Alexander Chebotarev, Vice President, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF".
The project to build a new international airport will be implemented in 18 months, with around RUB 5 billion of investments coming from self-funding and partners at VEB.DV and VEB.RF. It will operate out of a single location, and will be the most technologically advanced airport in the Far East. We live in the Far East, our partners are in Southeast Asia, and it’s impossible to develop either tourism or investment projects without high-quality infrastructure. An airport is always a showpiece, and an international one. The pandemic will end soon, and the infrastructure we are building is not for the next year or two, but for the decades to come — Konstantin Basyuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Khabarovsk Airport.
The average Far Eastern city fares about 10% worse than the Russian average in terms of housing provision and quality of medical services. We need intensive breakthrough development. Master plans involving the integrated development of the region could provide the key to this development… What is required is a resource centre for urban development covering the Far Eastern Federal District. Secondly, the region is facing a severe shortage of highly skilled workers, especially in architecture and urban planning. We need to launch an Architects.FE programme along the lines of Architects.RF to improve the talent pool in the region — Alexey Muratov, Partner, KB Strelka.