Far East’s Primorsky works out techno-park projects across region
15 Feb '13
Primorsky regional authorities, in Russia’s Far East, have decided to create a number of port and industrial type techno-parks and zones across the region, news agency Interfax reports.
“There are territories in Ussuriisk and in the Nadezhdinsky, Shkotovsky and Khasansky districts that we have found suitable for such zones. Each has at least 300 hectares of land with ready-to-use transport infrastructure,” the Primorsky regional administration said in a press release.
In the town of Ussuriisk and the Nadezhdinsky district, the region reportedly wants to set up industrial facilities, while for the Khasansky district plans are to reserve land with an eye to making a port-type special economic zone (SEZ).
The region is also considering establishing an industrial zone outside the town of Artyom where an ambitious economy-class housing construction project is being realized, suggesting the need for setting up nearby a construction materials manufacturing cluster.
In addition, there may be an agricultural and food-processing zone established in the region’s Mikhailovsky district. As the project unfolds, authorities want to evolve it into an industrial zone assembling agricultural machinery.
Vladimir Miklushevsky, the Governor of Primorsky, wants the techno-park and zone idea elaborated and actual construction commenced “in a near future.”
“To make things faster, we could consider offering investors long-term lease of land, not only ownership of it,” the governor said.