#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Nornickel will launch an experiment on a digital meter, that is, digital mortgage, “when a person buys not a specific apartment with a specific address, but meters and accumulates them like miles”, Vladimir Potanin, Nornickel’s president, spoke about this in an interview with RBC.
“It’s like getting a certificate. You can monetize it in the ecosystem where you get this meter. For example, it will be possible to exchange these digital square meters in the area where Nornickel traditionally implements a resettlement program. What is happening now? In Norilsk, many workers do not spend money on housing: it is in short supply and there are no liquid assets. But even if they buy it, they still dream of moving somewhere in St. Petersburg, the Moscow region or Yaroslavl in ten years. So people will have the opportunity to do it”, said Vladimir Potanin.
He also clarified that the digital history allows the Norilsk citizen to immediately, take this apartment in Norilsk and subsequently exchange it for an apartment in another city. But current legislation does not allow the production of one’s own digital meter.
“We agreed with the Ministry of Construction, now we are trying to implement this experiment. And if it works successfully in Norilsk, we can raise the issue of replicating it throughout the country”, said the Nornickel president.
Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: editorial archive