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Northern Mosaic to increase the tourist flow to Yakutia

  • Published in Economy

The total cost of the tourist-and-recreational cluster project is RUR 1.2 bln.

The authorities of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) plan to increase the flow of tourists to the region by the end of 2018, 1.4 times - to 196 thousand people, through the implementation of the project "Northern Mosaic". This was announced on Thursday during the presentation of investment projects in the framework of 3rd Eastern Economic Forum by Yuliana Diryakhova, Acting Director General of the Investment Development Agency of Yakutia.

"In the course of the project implementation, 852 million rubles will be raised from extra-budgetary investments and it is planned to create more than 400 jobs and increase tourist flow to the Republic of Sakha up to 196 thousand tourists a year until the end of 2018," Yuliana Diryakhova said. Diryakhova clarified TASS that at the end of 2016 the number of tourists in the republic amounted to 140 000.

The total cost of the tourist-and-recreational cluster project is 1.2 bln rubles. The first objects of the ‘Northern Mosaic’ cluster were created in 2012, in 2018 it is planned to complete the construction of the main facilities. The cluster starts at the foot of the Tabaga Cape from the asphalt road to the vast areas with a panoramic view of the Lena River. 15 investors are already realizing their projects for the construction of hotel cottages, ski resorts, ethno complexes, and restaurants.

According to Diryakhova, now investments are needed for the implementation of two projects - the Kingdom of the Yakut winter, a year-round entertainment and education center where guests will be introduced to the cultural heritage of the Arctic regions, new technologies for working in low temperatures, and the World Mammoth Center, which includes an international institute of scientific research in the field of archeology and paleontology with a repository of unique exhibits and an exhibition of mammoths.

The aim of the projects is to form a base for the development of inbound and outbound tourism. Prospective countries for the export of travel services, according to Diryakhova, are the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, especially Japan.