Kirov city authorities intend to build a technopark specializing in information technologies. According to its plans, the Kirov technopark will be similar to Kazan’s IT Park, which is located in the Republic of Tatarstan.
The regional authorities are carrying out a number of projects to develop IT technologies and promote the digital economy in the region. In 2011, under the program name “Kirov is a Free Wi-Fi Territory,” access points were installed in several parks and recreation facilities. Wi-Fi will reportedly also be installed in public transport, which is widely used by students.
In addition, the region has widely embraced an electronic paperwork system, which has reportedly been 100% implemented in the local administration.
Another program, which started last year, aims to teach computer skills to Kirov’s inhabitants, including retired persons, the disabled, and families with two or more children.
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