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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko took part in the ceremony of signing the first agreements between JSC “Corporation” Tourism.RF “” and three regions – Irkutsk region, the republics of Altai and Buryatia. The agreements were signed at the press center of the Government.
The documents were signed by the general director of the corporation “Turizm.RF” Sergey Sukhanov, the head of the Altai Republic Oleg Horokhordin, the head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov and the governor of the Irkutsk region Igor Kobzev.
As Dmitry Chernyshenko noted, the agreements will make it possible to start joint work of the regions and the corporation under the federal program “Development of tourism infrastructure” of the new national project “Tourism and the hospitality industry”.
“The first step will be the development of concepts for the development of tourist areas, the definition of the main types of tourism, which will become the visiting cards of the regions. It is important to take an integrated approach here. For example, it is necessary to develop the Baikal region without reference to territorial division. This will create a single concept, link the transport infrastructure of two neighboring regions – Irkutsk Oblast and Buryatia, so that tourists can freely move between points of attraction. In addition, it will increase the investment attractiveness of the subjects. Let me remind you that for investors the national project involves a set of support measures: soft loans for the construction of facilities, entry into the authorized capital of the investment project, assistance in going through administrative procedures, and others. Interaction with investors will be carried out by the Turizm.RF corporation, ”noted Dmitry Chernyshenko.
He added that due to an integrated approach, by 2030 the number of tourist trips of Russians to Lake Baikal could almost double – from 2.2 million to 4 million per year. The approach to the development of tourism in Altai should be similar.
“We expect that thanks to the close work of the region, investors and the Turizm.RF corporation, at least 1.5 thousand additional hotel rooms may appear in the republic, and the tourist flow will grow to 3 million people a year,” added Dmitry Chernyshenko.
Sergei Sukhanov said that, together with the Ministry of Construction, the corporation visited all three regions before signing the agreements. Priority areas and directions have been pre-determined where new places of attraction for tourists can be created.
“Our task is to create high-quality all-season resorts, build a comfortable and understandable logistics of travel between them, and distribute tourist flows. The agreements give a start to the large-scale work of the regions and the corporation. As a result, tourists will receive modern hotels, affordable, safe and interesting tourist routes. And the regions – a clear action plan for the development of the tourist potential of the territory, including the assessment of the socio-economic effect, the justification for the creation of infrastructure and new jobs, ”added Sergei Sukhanov.
“Together with the corporation, taking into account the opinion of our residents, we will determine the priority directions of tourism development – this is support for ecological tourism, agritourism and other nature-saving areas of active recreation. Together we will attract new investments and implement investment projects in the Altai Republic. This applies not only to new projects, but also to those that we inherited. First of all, it is the former special economic zone “Pearl of Altai”. The project has been in a frozen state for several years, since there is no investor. I am sure that in cooperation with the Turizm.RF corporation we will be able to find investors and start developing this territory, ”said Oleg Horokhordin.
“The tourism industry is a priority area of the economy of Buryatia, its development entails a comprehensive increase in the standard of living in the republic. A hotel is being built on Lake Baikal – our people get jobs in the villages, a route opens – bus drivers and guides are working, tourists are buying souvenirs from our masters, and so on. Corporation “Tourism.RF” will help us attract new investors to create new tourist sites, build modern infrastructure for them according to the national project “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”, which will make tourism in Buryatia more environmentally friendly, safer for nature, for Baikal and more comfortable for guests’ recreation and residents of the republic, ”added Alexey Tsydenov.
“The cooperation agreement with the Turizm.RF corporation is the beginning of a great joint work. In a few weeks, we are expecting the arrival of an expert group of corporation specialists to the Irkutsk Region, who will familiarize themselves with tourist sites on the spot and develop a concept for the development of these territories. I would like to emphasize once again that all activities will be carried out taking into account the ecological balance. Damage to the environment is unacceptable. Preservation of the unique nature of the region is one of the main requirements of the agreement, which was signed today, ”said Igor Kobzev.
The implementation of the national project in the field of tourism will create new jobs, increase tax revenues to the regional budget, and influence the development of dozens of related sectors of the economy.
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