The Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, VEB.RF, the ProGorod company and KB Strelka agreed to launch a program for the integrated development of the territories of the cities of the Far East and the Arctic. The parties signed a corresponding cooperation agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum-2021 in Vladivostok.
The program will help attract new investments and significantly improve the quality of life of more than 10 million people living in the region. The main tool for implementing the program will be the development of master plans and other strategic planning documents.
The documents will identify priority projects for urban development. They will allow attracting investments totaling more than 100 billion rubles for the creation of public and business, residential, tourist and social infrastructure in the cities of the Far East and the Arctic. As a result of the implementation of the program, more than 50,000 jobs will appear in these cities.
The regions of the Far East will be able to independently submit applications for participation in the program. The first cities for which strategic planning documents will be developed will be Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Thus, in Vladivostok, it is planned to develop a master plan for the city center - the territory of the embankment of the Zolotoy Rog Bay, the Vladivostok seaport and the railway station. The total area of the territories for which the master plan will be developed will be 90 hectares.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a master plan will also be developed for the central part of the city - the territory of the former Freza shipyard located in the Petropavlovsk harbor. There may be new tourism infrastructure and recreational spaces.
From the first days of the development of documents, the partners of the program will attract investors. Already in the first year, it is planned to implement a cost recovery for master plans through interest payments from the allocated funding. It is planned to complete the implementation of the program in 2022.
Deputy Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Marat Shamyunov: “One of our key tasks as a ministry for the development of the Far East and the Arctic is to improve the quality of life of the population. The development of spatial development concepts and the implementation of master plans will create a modern and comfortable urban environment for the Far East. I am sure that in cooperation with our partners, we will be able to implement the project as efficiently as possible and by 2024 have already shown the result ”.
Source Arctic Russia