Vladivostok, September 3, 2021 – Gazprombank, the Government of Trans-Baikal Territory and the Strategy for the Future Foundation have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of a project involving the construction of schools in the municipal district of Chita City. The respective agreement was signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of Alexander Osipov, Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory.
The project envisions the construction of two general-education schools with classroom space for 800 pupils each. Project implementation timeframe – 2022–2024. Planned scope of investments – RUB 4.8 bln. The parties plan to evaluate prospects for the project’s implementation, including with the use of concession agreements and the public-private partnership mechanism.
“The implementation of socially-significant infrastructure projects is a high-priority task within Gazprombank’s business development strategy. In recent years, the Bank has participated in the construction of dozens of educational facilities at a cost of more than RUB 10 bln. Construction of scholastic institutions on PPP principles promotes the dynamic development of academic infrastructure and expanded access to a high-quality education. The agreement signed today will help create modern educational infrastructure in Chita and marks just the latest step in improving the socioeconomic quality of life of the city’s residents,” noted Alexey Belous, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at Gazprombank.
“Almost three years ago, the President of the Russian Federation made the decision to include Trans-Baikal Territory in the Far Eastern Federal District, thereby making it eligible for Far Eastern preferences – including in terms of the construction of social infrastructure. A developing economy creates new jobs. The Territory needs new workers, and consequently – new schools. The construction of schools in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District is an important focus of our company’s activities,” stressed Stanislav Neverov, President of the Strategy for the Future Foundation.