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Participation of the region in the national project “Tourism and hospitality industry” was discussed at the meeting.

As Dmitry Chernyshenko noted, the republic has great potential for the development of domestic and inbound tourism. But at the moment there is not enough tourist infrastructure, especially with regard to accommodation facilities.

“The new national project provides for a set of tools that will create the necessary infrastructure and make people’s rest comfortable and affordable. And from the regions it is important to actively participate and an integrated approach to work. In total, it is planned to implement about 600 tourism projects. Of these, almost 300 are associated with the construction of hotels and sanatoriums. Buryatia is a promising area for the development of the industry, which is popular not only among Russians, but also among guests from abroad. Here it is necessary to create comfortable hotels of different star categories. During construction, special attention should be paid to environmental protection, so as not to harm the ecosystem of the unique Lake Baikal, ”noted Dmitry Chernyshenko.

“We have launched charter flights for the second year. Moreover, the demand from tourists is much higher than the capacity of our accommodations. The new national project will allow increasing the number of rooms in Buryatia. This is a plus for Baikal, for the development of civilized tourism, because due to the lack of accommodation facilities for various price categories, we have developed wild tourism, which negatively affects the environment. We need to build a new, high-quality room stock so that there is enough space for everyone, ”said Alexey Tsydenov.

At the meeting, the head of the republic proposed to consider the possibility of including Buryatia in the list of priority territories when conducting territorial tourism planning in Russia, which is provided for by the national project. As well as federal co-financing of the supporting infrastructure for tourist facilities.

He noted that today, on the territory of the special economic zone of tourist and recreational type “Baikal Harbor”, three residents are already implementing projects for the construction of a four-star hotel, an all-season tourist and recreational complex and a multifunctional cultural and business center. In addition, there are more than a dozen potential residents who are ready to implement tourism projects in the region for a total of 30 billion rubles.

“The corporation is ready to get involved in the development of the tourism industry in Buryatia, to support business. We have already received proposals from the region, as well as from other entities. Now, at the start of work, we need to study in detail the existing investment projects, evaluate their financial and economic models, and develop a master plan for the tourist area. And then – to determine measures to support business, including the amount of subsidies from the Ministry of Construction for the infrastructure to provide tourist facilities, ”added Sergei Sukhanov.

According to Alexei Tsydenov, the republic also counts on support in the design of the tourist code of the historical center of Ulan-Ude, including the preservation of cultural heritage sites. The region plans to include the equipment of beaches in the federal project, first of all in Goryachinsk, Maksimikha, Vydrino, Posolskiy, “Kultushnaya”, “Enkhaluk”, on the lakes Shchuchye, Slyudyanskoye and others. As well as the reconstruction of the Nizhneangarsk airport and support for agritourism projects.

The meeting also raised the issue of implementing the children’s cashback program in the regions. In Buryatia, all 28 stationary camps and 4 sanatoriums and health-improving institutions participate in it.

“On the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, we have developed a mechanism to return to citizens half the cost of a voucher to a children’s camp. The program is very popular. For these purposes, 9.5 billion rubles have been allocated from the budget. In general, our task is that in the horizon of 10 years every child has the opportunity to travel around Russia at least twice a year, and one of them is at sea, ”added Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The meeting was also attended by General Director of the corporation “Tourism.RF” Sergei Sukhanov.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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