Russia's Vice Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov stated that Nizhny Novgorod had good chances to host the World Cup matches in 2018. In addition, the official said that the projects, which the city represents today, are attractive both in general and from the point of view of possible investments.
"I think that Nizhny Novgorod has good chances to host the matches of the World Cup," the vice prime minister stated.
According to Zhukov, investors could be interested in the project of building the 40,000-strong stadium, the hotel complex and technoparks in the region.
"The infrastructure projects, the hotels and technoparks - this is supposed to raise interest with investors," Alexander Zhukov said.
Valery Shantsev, the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, said that the delegation of the region would have meetings with the small business association of Catalonia. In addition, Nizhny Novgorod officials will sign the agreement with Zanini auto grup. The company will deal with the production of automotive spare parts on the territory of the region. It particularly goes about wheel covers for the latest models of Lada cars, Nizhny Novgorod news agency said.
According to the governor, special attention will be paid to attract investors in expanding the hotel room stock in the region. "The World Cup requires a completely different level of hotels," the governor said.
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