The task we’re facing is to introduce modern innovative solutions, digital technologies and make cities comfortable. To this end, incentives are needed. Now there is a discussion concerning the amount of support. We certainly expect that this amount of support for urban environments will increase — Andrey Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
The increase in subsidies to the regions of the Russian Federation is primarily intended for those that are implementing modern digital solutions. In order to have a clear and understandable measuring instrument, in addition to the quality index of the urban environment that has already been earned, we introduce the smart cities criteria, this IQ — Andrey Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
Since we are talking about budgetary funds, a set of standards would allow them to correlate with the subsidies, let them be compared with best practices and so on — Veniamin Golubitsky, President, KORTROS.
It is clear that all decisions must have returns on investment. It is clear that this is largely a new angle on the distribution of finance between regions or between the centre — Igor Kustarin, Director of Regions Development Direction, Agency for Strategic Initiatives .
Today, the main factor is the preservation of federal funding, long-term funding from the Federative subject, as well as the participation and dedicated contribution of the municipality <...> and attracting the people — Marina Kovtun, Governor of Murmansk Region .