The period from 5th till 8th of October will open the World Construction Championship II in Kazan. The event is organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation; Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation; “Russia, the Opportunity Country”, Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization (ANCO); Gazprom Invest, LLC; and the Republic of Tatarstan. In 2022, the Championship joined the project line supported by “Russia, the Opportunity Country” platform.
On 5th of October the World Construction Championship was officially opened in the concert hall of “Kazan Expo” international exhibition center. The ceremony was officiated by Ms. Rayana Akhmetzyanova and Mr. Maksim Sharafutdinov.
Co-organizers of the World Construction Championship II welcomed the guests seated in the hall.
- The Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation (Mr. Irek Envarovich Faizullin)
- General director of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Mr. Alexey Evgenievich Likhachev)
- The President of the Republic of Tatarstan (Mr. Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov)
- Deputy chief executive of Gazprom, PJSC (Mr. Oleg Evgenievich Aksyutin)
- General director of “Russia, the Opportunity Country”, ANCO (Mr. Alexey Gennadievich Komissarov)
During the official opening ceremony, show presenters have “charged” the ENERGY FRACTAL with six key powers: openness, dynamicity, innovations, partnership, responsibility, and efficiency.
When taking the floor, the Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, Mr. Irek Envarovich Faizullin, noticed the importance of each Championship participant with regard to development of the industry and entire country.
“The World Construction Championship II serves to the vital target, in particular: promotion of working professions. Construction is respectable and creative labor, so I am happy to welcome the competitors, both experienced specialists and students, who are at the outset of their careers. Each of you may contribute into development of the industrial construction sector and into well-being of our country. Thank you for your choice. I wish all competitors fair contest, and let the best get their deserved wins.”
Also, the context of the event proceeded with the ceremonial roll call, awarding of the winner of the best child painting contest dedicated to Championship’s mascot, demonstration of Championship’s mascot (Beaver, the constructor), and presentation of World Construction Championship II Anthem.
General director of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Mr. Alexey Evgenievich Likhachev, expressed his thanks to everyone who had supported the idea of the Championship and wished good luck to finalists, patience and energy to experts, and new profitable contracts to partners. He also outlined the importance of this event.
“It is a great honor for us to act as founders of the World Construction Championship II that is organized together with construction industry leaders.
One of the basic values of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is the “single team”. Under the current circumstances of unpredictability of challenges and unsteadiness of markets, we all become one team. Individual goals of the Championship lead to achievement of common industrial and state goals with regard to the industrial construction industry.”
The President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov, addressed to the guests of the republic and event visitors.
“The Championship is the event for each visitor since it provides unique opportunities to share experience with colleagues, watch new technologies/competences, discuss current issues, and contribute individually to development of the industry. I am very pleased that our particular region has been chosen to host such a large-scale event that will be the start point for effective and mutually beneficial cooperation both inside the country and at the global stage.”
The Ceremony audience and teams competing in the World Construction Championship II watched the following shows presented by:
- Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, Dina Garipova
- “Dabro” music band
- ballet dancers
- children’s chorus of Igor Krutoy’s Academy
- singer and cover performer, Victoria Bars
- “Drum&Cellos” music quartet
- singer and finalist of the “Voice” contest, Elmira Kalimullina
- Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, Aidar Suleymanov
- Rinat Valiev and Ibrahim Valiev
- Diana Izmaylova
Also, the scene of the official opening ceremony demonstrated the “Element” light pixel show and “SPLASH” drum show.
First deputy general director of Gazprom Invest, LLC, Mr. Ilya Nikolaevich Kozlov focused on the importance of the World Construction Championship II.
“I am glad to welcome all the participants of the World Construction Championship II. Today there is a global goal facing us: expansion of Russia’s economic integration with the Eurasian Economic Union countries with regard to industrial construction. Gazprom is the global energy company. In order to provide consumers with energy resources with maximum efficiency we actively develop our own energy infrastructure related to extraction, transportation, storage, and processing of natural gas and other hydrocarbons. Apart from that, we erect industrial facilities and civil objects engaging thousands of our employees. This is the exact reason why organization support of the events referring to construction is our strategic mission: it allows developing professional competences including by sharing the experience with colleagues.”
General director of “Russia, the Opportunity Country”, ANCO, Mr. Alexey Gennadievich Komissarov, noticed that the key factor of development of each industry underlaid in the qualification of involved specialists. He also spoke on the importance of such events as the World Construction Championship II.
“We represent the platform paying special attention to self-fulfillment of Russian citizens. So it is especially important to us to see that among Championship’s goals there is professional transformation of the construction industry. This year students and young specialists will have the opportunity to manifest themselves with the help of Student League having the prize fund of over 11 million rubles! You know for sure how strong the competition among young professionals of this industry is. Taking part and especially winning in competitions will be your advantages while looking for new jobs, will help you to demonstrate your skills to leading employers, and will improve your careers.”
Also, the first day of the World Construction Championship II has become the opening day for the Construction exchange. This is the information platform uniting all Championship programs.
It is purposed to provide online information on engaged companies, teams, competition schedule, locations, and dramatic events of the World Construction Championship II. The platform is also intended for voting for a team deserving the Winner’s Cup.
The World Construction Championship will be officially closed on 8th of October in the Concert Hall. That day will include awarding of Championship winners, sharing of the results, and announcing of future plans.
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