Future of Kazan

What will drive Kazan’s development in the next decade?

The president of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov defined on the III Kazan International Tourism Forum, that there are two main vectors of Kazan future growth: tourism and IT industries.

As to IT industry, Kazan has already some achievements. For example, in 2012 there was a decision to build new satellite smart city “Innopolis” not far from Kazan. The heart of the new City is the University of Innopolis. 352 students started their study at Innopolis in September 2015. The teaching staff consists of leading Russian and foreign IT and robotic science specialists. Also there will be many business opportunities due to the special economic zone in the city with lower taxes.

The video about Innopolis (YouTube)

The Innopolis project is very ambitious and going to play a significant role in the innovative part of the Tatarstan economy.

Kazan also has a big potential for tourism, because of it’s location, transport availability, relatively cheap prices, and magnificent cultural and historical heritage.

Британская высшая школа дизайна сделает айдентику Казани. Изображение № 1.

The temple of All religions in Kazan (pictire from Lookatme.ru)

Kazan is already in top-three the most popular cities for tourist in Russia, according to the ranking of the Russian National tourist office.

At the moment there are a lot of projects around touristic strategy of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan. The vast majority of them are running for improvement of touristic infrastructure, identity development, and international promotion. But all of these measures are working for the economic success of the Republic of Tatarstan, and also for its social wellbeing. At the same there are very few projects around environmental aspects of the rapidly developing tourism. But if Kazan’s people intend to grow in sustainable way in next decade, principles of sustainable tourism must me implemented. As far as now the vast majority of tourist arrive in Kazan by plane, the first sustainable solution could be realization of the project of high-speed railway from Moscow to Kazan.

Overall, the forecast of the future of Kazan is optimistic, especially, comparing with other regions of Russia during this crisis time. Current projects and targets will continue drive the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan on their way to success.

 

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