The commission of the open international tender to choose the best design of Belarus’ High-Tech Park has finished accepting bids from architectural companies of the world.
According to the director of the administration of the High-Tech Park, Valery Tsepkalo, over 40 companies from 18 countries of the world offered their bids. Bids were received from the US, Great Britain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Poland, Iran, Lithuania, Moldavia, Armenia, and Israel.
“We beat the record both in terms of the number of bids and countries they represent. Austrian, Belgian and British bids are from well-known accross the globe companies famous for their construction and design projects,” Valery Tsepkalo said.
He went on to say that the High-Tech Park would aim at exports, so the design of the park is to meet world standards. Architects will be set a task to create an integrated structure with further development possibilities, which means all nearby land plots will have to be used rationally.
In April Belarusian and foreign designers will present miniature High-Tech Parks to present to the commission, which is to select the best designs for further consideration. The best project will be awarded a contract for a draft design of the High-Tech Park. The construction will cost about $450-500 million. The first construction phase is to be completed in 2007, when the first facility of the park is to be launched. The project is to be finished within five years.