MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Deputy Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Government Commission for Tourism Development in the Russian Federation via videoconference.
As a result of the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister instructed to draw up a list of tourism projects until October 25 of this year, for the implementation of which preferential loans will be provided within the framework of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry National Project.
The meeting of the commission was attended by the Governor of the Primorsky Territory, Chairman of the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the direction of “Tourism, Physical Culture and Sports” Oleg Kozhemyako, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova, General Director of Corporation JSC Tourism.RF ”” Sergey Sukhanov, as well as regional governors, representatives of public professional organizations – more than 100 participants in total.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that at the moment Rostourism is collecting applications from banks to participate in the program. It will run until August 9th. In mid-August, the acceptance of the investment projects themselves, which apply for concessional lending, will start.
“I draw the attention of the regions and investors that about 20 billion rubles have been allocated from the federal budget to subsidize the interest rate until 2024. About 1 billion rubles will be available by the end of this year, so don’t miss this opportunity. For our part, we will provide all the necessary assistance, advice and administrative support. Rosturizm needs to form and approve the register of projects by October 25, so that in November and December investors can receive funds and start implementation, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
He also recalled that a preferential loan at 3-5% per annum is provided for up to 15 years for the implementation of investment projects necessary for the sustainable development of tourism, the creation and development of tourism clusters. The funds received can be used for the construction or reconstruction of capital construction facilities, hotels of a category not lower than “three stars” with an area of at least 5 thousand square meters. m or with a number of rooms from 120 rooms, multifunctional complexes providing for the number of sanatorium-resort organizations, hotels of a category not lower than “three stars”, as well as entertainment, sports and recreation complexes, congress centers, ski slopes and complexes with artificial snowmaking. The loan amount can range from 100 million to 70 billion rubles.
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