KHABAROVSK, Sep 18, 2020, Pan Pacific Agency. A new Russian city of innovations modelled on Innopolis, a city built in 2012-2015 in the Republic of Tatarstan, could be launched on Bolshoi Ussuriisky Island on the Amur River, on the Russian-Chinese border near Khabarovsk. Mikhail Degtyarev, the acting governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, makes this guess during an interview with “Aurora Media” published today.
“The economy and the innovation should be connected there. There were many ideas on island’s development, from a gambling zone to a free trade zone. But first, flood protection must be provided. When it’s done, we could talk about something further. A high tech skills competence center for the entire Far Eastern region like Innopolis may be established there, as I see it.
“A smart technology center operates in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Pacific University and other universities work in the city of Khabarovsk. All these components must be brew on the island, in the perfect place near China, to born the innovation. Our goals are huge university and a city of youth to stop young people leaving the region for the center of the country,” the acting governor said.
Innopolis is a new Russian city, located in the Republic of Tatarstan. The city’s economy is based on high-tech industries. It was established in 2012 as a technology park (“IT Village”), and then changed its status to urban in 2014. Bolshoi Ussuriisky belongs to Russia and China both. No construction has been carried out on the Russian part of the island since it was flooded in 2013 waterflood.