Master Plan of the Chechen Republic started

29 January, 2024

On January 29, 2024, an installation session was held as part of the development of the strategic master plan of the Chechen Republic. It will be the first such document in Russia. The session was opened by representatives of the Government of the Chechen Republic and the House of the Russian Federation.

The idea of creating Russia's first master plan at the level of an entire federal subject, as a document of unified spatial and socio-economic planning, was first discussed by the Head of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russia Ramzan Akhmatovich Kadyrov and Director of DOM.RF Vitaly Leontievich Mutko in October 2023 during the official visit of the DOM delegation.The Russian Federation to the capital of the Chechen Republic and summing up the results of the international competition for the master plan of the city of Grozny, the successful experience of which will be the basis for this work.

"In recent years, our Republic has gained high rates of socio-economic development. Much has already been done, but even more ambitious plans have to be implemented. An important step towards this goal will be the creation and implementation of a master plan that will cover all cities and districts of the Chechen Republic.

A single master plan will formulate the main vectors of development of our entire region and will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the accumulated investment potential. In the future, the Chechen Republic should become the economic and cultural center of the North Caucasus. We intend to use every opportunity to implement projects and proposals that will continue to maintain the set high pace of development. The developers of the master plan and local authorities need to approach all aspects of the development of this document with great responsibility," said the head of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russia Ramzan Akhmatovich Kadyrov.

The main objectives of the master plan of the Republic are: improving the quality of life of the population and economic growth; implementation of new investment projects taking into account priority sectors, vacant land and areas, logistics and social infrastructure; improving the quality of the living environment, as well as the formation of a harmonious appearance of cities and districts; identification of key development projects of the Republic.

The master plan will be developed by a consortium led by GIPROGOR LLC (Grozny). The consortium includes: the Agency for Strategic Development “CENTER” (Moscow), the Institute of Economics and Finance of the Kadyrov Chechen State University  (Grozny), "UK Imhotep-Development" LLC (St. Petersburg), "Laardi" LLC (Moscow), the Institute of Construction, Architecture and Design of the Grozny State Oil Technical University (Grozny).

The Chechen Republic is a priority geostrategic territory of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus, ensuring sustainable and balanced spatial development aimed at reducing interregional differences in the level and quality of life of the population, accelerating economic growth and technological development, as well as ensuring the territorial integrity and national security of the country.

As part of the preparation of the master plan, seminars with residents on the methodology of participatory design in accordance with the standard of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation on involving citizens in solving issues of urban development, focus groups and strategic sessions with leading experts of the Chechen Republic, visits to all regions of the Republic, inspection and field surveys of priority projects and industrial zones are planned. They will be attended by representatives of executive authorities, the regional expert community, residents of cities and districts, representatives of key sectors of the economy.

During the work on the master plan, a comprehensive analysis of the territory of the Chechen Republic will be carried out, including the structure and dynamics of the economy, the state of the labor market, an analysis of employment and labor activity, investment projects planned for implementation in the region, the current state and prospects for the development of key specialization markets of the largest industries and the economy of the territory at the international, federal at the regional and federal levels, as well as on the scale of the federal district, monitoring the condition of cultural heritage sites and industrial facilities.

The development of the master plan will last until October 2024.

Photo: Pukhov K / lori.ru

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