TOMSK, Oct 14 – RIA Tomsk. The construction of the Expocenter in the Tomsk Special Economic Zone to be resumed within a month; in order to start the construction of the Engineering Center it is necessary to adjust the design and estimate documentation (DED), this process will be delayed until the end of the year, the deputy governor for economy Andrey Antonov told RIA Tomsk.
Earlier it was reported that the transfer from the federal to the regional level of authority to manage the SEZ began in the summer of 2017, in connection with which the construction of the Expocenter and the Engineering Center, which had begun in 2015, was stopped. To complete the construction of all facilities, the SEZ management attracted about 2 billion rubles through an additional issue of shares.
"The contract for the construction of the Expocenter has already been concluded, the contractor has been found. Construction work will begin within a month. The Engineering Center is adjusting the design and estimate documentation. We are trying to break it down into several stages, because now there is not enough money (for the entire construction cycle)", - Antonov said.
According to him, at the moment the metal frame of the building of the future Expocenter has been partially erected. However, after three years of downtime, some of the structures will have to be replaced. The construction is planned to be completed in late 2021 - early 2022.
"For the Engineering Center, the design and estimate documentation is expected to be adjusted by the end of this year. Accordingly, the tender for construction work will be held either at the end of 2020 or at the beginning of 2021. We believe that it is necessary to build, first of all, the engineering part, and the administrative cycle (we will complete) later", - Antonov told.
The Tomsk SEZ, one of the six technical innovation zones of the Russian Federation, was opened on April 26, 2006. Its residents work in the fields of IT, microelectronics, instrument engineering, energy, and pharmaceuticals. Earlier it was reported that the volume of business investment in production on the basis of the Tomsk SEZ reached the level of budget costs for the construction and development of the SEZ by the end of 2018 - 14 billion rubles.
It was also reported that after the cancellation in 2018 of a number of federal tax incentives and an increase in contributions to social funds for companies that do not work in the field of information technology, the Tomsk SEZ faced an outflow of residents. By the spring of 2020, their number had dropped from 100 to 45.