Vasiliev discussed with Kerimov plans for the development of Derbent

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The head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev has met with the member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Suleiman Kerimov, with whom he discussed the development plans of one of the oldest cities of Russia — Derbent, the press service of the regional government.

«The meeting discussed the development plans of the ancient city of Russia — Derbent. In particular, they talked about developing a five-year programme of improvement of the city. In the first place, planned to hold an international competition for the best concept of the master plan, which involves the development of the city not only from the point of view of creating a comfortable environment for residents but also from the point of view of its self-sufficiency,» — said in a release.

According to the regional government, the pilot project aims to Derbent became a historical monument with a modern environment and economy, allowing the city to feed itself.

«In the near future will be taken first steps, including connected with organization of street space and safety – all that first of all makes a city «smart». In parallel, it is planned to develop a logistics hub on the border with Azerbaijan, which will, according to experts, a powerful driver of development in General. In this regard, also discussed prospects of construction of a road bypassing the town of Derbent», — stated in the message.

Vasiliev at the meeting supported all the above initiatives.

«We support the below idea was implemented. The project itself is far-reaching, we accept it and begin to act. I would like to ask to study the possibility of minimizing the cost: we must come not only from our desires, but also opportunities. While the Republic is collecting 4 times less taxes, than, for example, Stavropol Krai, and therefore, we are limited in resources» — quoted by Vasiliev’s press service.

The head of the region Kerimov has put forward a counter proposal – using the experience of creating «smart» cities with respect to the capital of the Republic – Makhachkala.

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