Swedish company Saab may take part in the development master plan for development of Odessa, or even to develop a master plan from scratch, "said Mayor Alex Kostusev Odessa.
"We have an offer from the company Saab. They are ready to develop a master plan for development of Odessa, which will be introduced the latest concept of "smart city". They already have a similar experience, and they invite us to the beginning of March in Stockholm. Of course, this project needs more money. And we do not currently possible to distinguish. But there are businessmen who are willing to find a grant - it is somewhere? 1.6 million to develop this project. And even if it does not get implemented, the experience and global trends are worth exploring, "- said A. Kostusev.
In addition, the mayor noted that this year's adoption of the general plan of Odessa is unlikely, as declared by the previous leadership of Odessa's work on the general plan was in fact defective.
"I first want to take the charter of a territorial community of the city, so that, as expected, to discuss and adopt a master plan. Because the master plan - it's not a matter of officials - is the cause of all citizens. Furthermore, I believe that the master plan really far from the city there. All that was done - it's all nonsense. And today we are working on a concept of socio-economic development of Odessa. What we want to see the city through which it will develop and grow. And agree, when it is clear that under such a concept can do a master plan ", - emphasized A. Kostusev.
Recall the general plan of Odessa city officials, headed by former Mayor Edward Hurwitz planned to take another fall of 2009 then stated that the document was examined in all public bodies, it takes into account all the comments from Odessa, as he has already exhibited twice in the introduction to residents. However, the document was never submitted to the session.
Conflicts over the general plan of the city last in 2007 after submission of the public the first version of the document in Odessa have been protests. Participated in them, mostly residents of private homes, who find that their houses will be demolished. For unsatisfactory work Mayor E. Horowitz fired the chief architect of the city of Vladimir Kolokol'nikova. In his place, the fall of 2008 he was appointed Boris Brovin.