Building IT-village near Kazan will begin in spring 2012

In the spring of 2012 in the area of RT Verkhneuslonsky begin construction of a unique project for Russia — Innovative satellite city of Kazan, code-named "IT Village". It is planned that the combined output of the companies located in the IT village, at least 20 billion rubles a year initially and about 50-70 billion rubles per year in the long term.
"The IT-village will create a quality product and not just selling your time"
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On the construction of IT-village and the participation of Singapore companies in its development said yesterday at a press briefing at the IT Park Minister of Information and Communications of the Republic of Tajikistan Nikolai Nikiforov. He, in particular, said that the construction of the first stage of the innovation center "IT Village" will begin in the spring of 2012. The rate of development in the 1,200 ha will depend on the business activity and can take 5-7 years. More specific dates will be announced when it is ready the master plan of the project.

Report on the development of the master plan of the project "IT Village" in the Republic of Tatarstan in the VI Russia-Singapore Business Forum presented the head of RSP Architects Liu Tai Coeur. The Forum, which was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov held 25-27 September 2011 in Singapore.

Nikolai Nikiforov:

— The project "IT Village" is to create a single point of the necessary infrastructure for the recruitment, training and organization of the innovative companies in the field of information technology. In other words, IT village — this is a great plant for the production of high-tech products in the vicinity of which will be constructed residential and social infrastructure.

It is planned that the combined output of the companies located in the IT village, at least 20 mlrd.rublets a year initially and about 50-70 billion rubles per year in the long term. For example, the industrial park in the area of high-tech "IT Park", which employs about a thousand professionals annually produces about 1 billion rubles. Thus, the volume of product produced per 1 IT specialist is about 1 mln. per year, which is 3.5 times higher than the average in the country. The average age of employees in the IT Park is 24 years, and the average salary is 27 thousand rubles. month.

Nikolai Nikiforov:

— Roughly speaking, IT-village will be of a 20 IT parks. Gross domestic product per capita here is higher than the average for the country, and it will grow. This will benefit the entire country — the benefits will be measured in terms of tax revenue. IT Village — a place where people will create a quality product and not just selling your time.

It should be noted that the construction of transport and social infrastructure, including roads, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, and will be financed from the budget of the Republic of Tatarstan. Private business (developers, investors) are invited to invest in residential and office properties. In order to avoid the commercialization of the project, the first 5-10 years do not intend to sell the home ownership to individuals, apartments and houses can only be rented.

In view of the families of IT professionals total number of new satellite city will be about 50,000 people. It’s more than Zainsk, and a little less than Chistopol.

"Today, Tatarstan is prepared annually no more than 500 IT professionals, and their quality leaves much to be desired"

According to Nikolai Nikiforov, IT village can become a new economic growth point in Tatarstan, to create 5-10 million jobs for IT professionals of the Republic of Tatarstan and attract an additional 10-15 thousand IT professionals from other Russian regions.

Nikolai Nikiforov:

— We have already held talks with a company that provides IT outsourcing services. It has a staff of 2,000 people. Speaking of local personnel, the problem exists. Today in Tatarstan produced annually no more than 500 IT professionals, and, unfortunately, their quality leaves much to be desired. To implement the project "IT Village" we need 1-2 thousands of IT professionals each year. In this regard, on the basis of CFI started working Graduate School of Information Technology and Information Systems "itis." The school is focused on practice-oriented training of highly qualified specialists. According to the master plan of the branch "itis" will be placed in the IT village.

For non-resident students will create comfortable living conditions on the basis of the modern campus "Universiade Village."

Reference
The idea of creating a suburb of Kazan new innovation center "IT Village", which aims to become a point of concentration of professionals and companies in the field of information technology, announced in 2010, the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov in his annual address to the State Council of Tatarstan. As a partner of Singapore was chosen — a recognized leader in the implementation of such projects. On 25 September of the same year in the V Russia-Singapore Business Forum signed an agreement with Singapore-based RSP Architects, which is developing a master plan similar projects around the world. As conceived by the leadership of Tatarstan, "IT Village" has become one of the points of economic growth and improvement of the gross regional product (GRP). Now he Tatarstan is $ 8,700 per capita, while in Singapore, the figure is $ 44,000.

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