Sunday, June 25, 2017

Urals tourism development plan to receive funding from Russian government

Last week, the regionally authored "Jewel Ring of the Urals" tourism development plan was selected to receive funding as part of a national program to boost national development and support the tourism industry.

The Ural-area program was presented to members of the national government by Sverdlovsk Deputy Chairman Alexei Orlov in a meeting last Friday. The meeting was attended by national officials as well as authorities from 40 regions across Russia, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

During the conference, representatives from each region presented their localized tourism development plans to a panel comprised of federal officials and 13 investment agencies.

The "Jewel Ring of the Urals" project calls for the construction of new infrastructure and the modernization of existing buildings along a 391-mile expanse. In total, 26 subcontractors will be employed to create or enhance a total of 36 new and existing structures, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

Eighty percent of the funding for the project will come from private investment and the rest will be furnished by the federal government. The total cost of the program is estimated at $180 million.

Aside from the construction of buildings, the "Jewel Ring of the Urals" project seeks to re-pave five area roads and install a sewage treatment system within the 391-mile boundary laid out by program officials, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.