1 5a91dGEOGRAPHY AND TRANSPORT

Competitive positions

  • The largest deep-water ice-free port beyond the Polar Circle at the intersection of transit transport links with direct access to the ocean routes and the possibility of icebreakers free year-round navigation with access to international sea trade routes
  • Closeness of Murmansk to Western countries and their markets
  • Developed transport network and a high level of transport accessibility, the availability of federal highways, the base of the Russian icebreaker nuclear fleet
  • Closeness of the Shtoсkman gas condensate field  

Opportunities

  • Integrated development of the Murmansk transport hub and logistics center on the western shore of the Kola Bay, the construction of oil and coal terminals
  • Growth of cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route
  • Construction of the overland gas trunk line "Murmansk-Volkhov" for the gas supply  for the Western Europe through the pipeline "Nord Stream"
 

2 9aa11NATURAL RESOURCES

Competitive positions

  • 2 months of polar day
  • High concentration of water resources in the city
  • Diversity of aquatic biological resources of the Barents Sea
  • Presence of mineral resources (sand, gravel)

Opportunities

  • The Shtoсkman gas condensate field development and the implementation of oil and gas projects (construction of an oil terminal on the western shore of the Kola Bay, gasification of municipal services)
  • Development of under-utilized water biological resources
  • Creation of recreational areas near water bodies and green spaces
  

3 0121aPOPULATION AND LABOR RESOURCES

Competitive positions

  • Increasing birth rate and decreasing mortality rate
  • Predominance of the population of working age
  • High educational level of the population under the conditions of developed higher education system and wide range of specialties
  • High level of the athletic training. Increase of publics' involvement into sport activities
  • Low unemployment rate
  • The ratio of the average nominal gross payroll to the level of a living wage is above the national average
  • Providing of the population with living space with amenities is above the national average

Opportunities

  • Demographic situation stabilization and improvement as a result of the development and improvement of the availability and quality of social infrastructure (housing, education, healthcare, culture, leisure, sport), creation of favorable conditions for attracting young professionals, development of corporate education and personnel training for the city's economy
  • Labor resources balance maintaining in terms of the economy differentiation and public-private partnership expansion in the field of personnel training
 

4 304fcECONOMICS AND FINANCE

 

 Competitive positions

  • Hospitable external image of the region and Murmansk as a regional center, the developed exhibition and fair activities system for the inflow of investments, promoting goods and services, presence of inter-regional and inter-municipal agreements, including foreign cities for the international economic relations development
  • Set of traditionally leading economy sectors forming the basis of city industry (fishing industry, transport, vessel repair, electricity) and associated businesses
  • Availability of the Kola special zone
  • Scientific and staffing support of the leading fields of activity
  • Sustainable development
  • Developed system of financial institutions, the expanded network of ATMs and payment acceptance.
  • Presence of municipal programs and infrastructure of small and medium-sized enterprises development support. Increasing number of small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Presence of unique tourist facilities ("Murmansk Aquarium", Nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin", the Naval Museum of the Northern Fleet, the History Museum of the Murmansk Shipping Company) and exclusive travel products (Arctic cruise, sea fishing, biking over the Kola Peninsula, Polar Olympics)

Opportunities 

  • Increasing of the investment attractiveness of the city, new foreign investments attraction in the development of  port special economic zone enterprises and primary industries of the city
  • Usage of modern technological achievements of the Scandinavian countries, qualifying climatic conditions in Murmansk, in construction, fishing industry, aquaculture and fish processing, tourism, agriculture, etc.
  • Modernization of industrial facilities and implementation of innovation high-tech energy-efficient industries, creation of new competitive high-tech products with unique properties (pharmaceutical, cosmetic), increase of the degree of raw materials processing and added value of export products
  • Local producers support
  • Possibility of the development of cruise, educational, event, sports and business tourism and formation of center for international negotiations, exhibitions, fora 

 

 

5 89325ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Competitive positions

  • Full coverage of cellular communication, the development of digital television and radio broadcasting, public areas of free Internet connection
  • High level of compensation costs for the provision of public utility services
  • Equipment of the road network with technical means of traffic control and traffic violation photo/video camera fixation system
  • High density of the main road network in the built-up part of the city and route network covering all the industrial and residential districts of the city
  • Optimal speed on the city's main bus (15,2-18,7 km / h) and trolleybus (16.8 km / h) routes

Opportunities

  • Modernization and improvement of the energy efficiency of production and engineering facilities, gasification of municipal services, alternative energy sources expansion: wind, daylight during the polar day, the tidal energy
  • Building of waste treatment facilities, parking lots, roads duplicate
  • Setting of information shields for residents and tourists in public transport stop complexes, creation of unified system of public transport monitoring
  • Creation of recreational areas, reception points for recyclables and hazardous waste disposal

6 76d34LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND INITIATIVES

 

Competitive positions

  • Presence of sister cities relations between Murmansk and foreign cities: Vadsø, Tromsø, Rovaniemi, Luleå, Jacksonville, Groningen, Szczecin, Akureyri, Alanya, Minsk, Harbin
  • Communication with the official representatives of foreign countries in the Russian Federation and the presence of foreign missions in Murmansk (Consulate-General of Norway, Finland, Consulate of Iceland and the official representative of France)
  • Presence of the General Plan of the Murmansk city municipal unit
  • Transition to the principles of results-oriented budgeting, program-targeted three-year planning budgetary expenditures
  • Growth of own budget income
  • Development of electronic forms of interaction with population and organizations in order to raise their information awareness and the availability of government

Opportunities

  • Infrastructure development and employment potential increase in the frame of the inter-municipal cooperation according to strategic investment projects implementation
  • Efficiency improvement of the municipal tasks decision
  • Support for small and medium-sized enterprises on the basis of the center of business support / information and counseling centers in the districts and the Murmansk city administration
  • The involvement of business into the municipal-private partnership and the fulfillment of social functions in the frame of participation in social programs
  • Measures for the arrears reduction and increasing of tax return and non-tax income
  • Providing rebates for local taxes
  • Mobilization of financial resources from the federal and regional budget for target programs to finance activities aimed at addressing issues of local importance
  • Improvement of the social activity of the citizens, including young people, the development of territorial, student, school government, support for youth initiatives system
  • Young families support, assistance in employment of young people
 

7 b3e5fSOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Competitive positions

  • Popularity and availability of winter sports
  • 53 federations of different sports, competitions and championships of all levels, including international, development of sports for the disabled
  • Successful usage of information and communication technologies in education and healthcare
  • High level of information and computerization of libraries, development of municipal libraries in Murmansk as intelligent information centers
  • Development of international cooperation in the sphere of education and culture
  • Development of commercial cultural and leisure facilities with comfortable conditions and modern level of services

Opportunities

  • Increasing the level of information, availability and quality of municipal services
  • Improvement of the targeting of social assistance and accessibility of social support and awareness of the possibility of receiving it
  • Increasing of legal awareness of the population, financial and computer literacy, environmental culture
  • Creation of a unified system for the prevention of child neglect and juvenile delinquency
  • Increasing the availability of physical culture and sports, public involvement in active recreational activities, promotion of healthy lifestyle with the help of cultural events
  • Construction and equipment of sports camps, playgrounds, skate parks, bike paths, rollerdromes, etc. for the mass sports development
  • Organization of youth festivals, celebrations, competitions, presentations, workshops, including international exchange, assistance in employment, formation and strengthening of spiritual, moral values and civic culture for young people, young families support
  • Development of international cooperation in the frames of social and cultural projects