According to the Minister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of Yakutia Anton Safronov, the Ministry will be more specific about the development of tourism, in particular, in the territory of Oymyakon.
Anton Safronov noted that the Pole of Cold is a priority: "This is not only Oymyakon itself, but also the road through which one can reach the Pole of Cold from Yakutsk. It goes through the territories of Megino-Kangalassky, Churapchinsky, Tattinsky and Tomponsky uluses. So, in the village of Tyungyulyu we supported the construction of a roadside service, in the village of Tomtor - a guest complex."
Anton Safronov stressed that in 2018 the ministry will work on improving the tourist infrastructure in Oymyakonsky ulus. "Tourists from central regions and abroad always ask why you do not have toilets and showers here. We intend to tackle such problems in a substantive way, to raise the issue of guest houses building and so on," he explained.
According to the Ministry of Investment Development of the Republic, the total tourist flow (collective accommodation facilities) increased from 179 thousand people in 2016 to 202 thousand in 2017, and the volume of paid tourist services rendered to the population - from 590 to 660 million rubles. The volume of paid services of hotels and similar accommodation facilities exceeded 1 billion rubles.
"Funds for supporting tourism development are limited, but we hope to attract private investors and achieve high results," Safronov concluded.
For a long time the Pole of Cold has been attracting tourists from all over the world. January of this year turned out to be particularly fruitful in terms of the guests from abroad - tourists from China swam in an ice-free spring near the village of Tomtor, a guest from Switzerland proposed to his beloved in Oymyakon, and the cyclist from France, Yves Chaloin, decided to reach the Cold Pole by bicycle.