[photopress:St_Petersburg.jpg,full,alignright]This may read a little stilted as it is from a translation from Russian, a language in which the writer is far from fluent.
It reports on a visit of a delegation of scientific-and-technical zone specialists from China to Russia. The delegation met with the Committee of economic development of industrial policy and trade, a government body and RusSEZ.
Basically, the delegation from China was advising the Russians on the creation of scientific and technical zone.
There is reference to a zone called Chzhunguanjtsunj, which, we are assured, is better known as ‘the Silicon Valley of China’, in which are concentrated the best scientific and technical personnel.
I think Chzhunguanjtsunj may be a transliteration of Zhongguancun Science Park. If you close your eyes and say Chzhunguanjtsunj very quickly you can see it is possible.
[photopress:zones_spasa_na_krovi.jpg,full,alignleft]During the meeting the delegation from Chzhunguanjtsunj gave detailed information about special economic zones.
This advice is plainly very valuable because in St. Petersburg something similar is being tried with two SEZs called Neudorf and Novo-Orlovsky. An agreement was reached on further co-operation.
In Russia, investments by the state in the creation of special economic zones (SEZ) in 2008 is planned with a budget for the infrastructure of 17 billion roubles ($717 million).
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade said this year it hopes to attract 30 companies to its new SEZs and perhaps 70 companies to technology-innovative zones.
There will apparently be a lot of tax incentives which are too complicated to list.
The illustrations are NOT of any SEZ. The top one is the Church of Our Savior of the Spilled Blood and the bottom one is Spasa Na Krovi. But you knew that already.