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"Beringia - 2015" works to improve the tourist attractiveness of the Kamchatka Territory
In order to increase the tourist attractiveness of the Kamchatka Territory, a press tour of Russian and foreign journalists was organized within the framework of the traditional dog sled race "Beringia - 2015".
Among the foreign journalists were representatives of The New York Times, Asahi (one of the largest daily Japanese newspapers), HispanTV (Iranian channel), EFE (Spanish news agency) and VTV of Vietnamese television.
According to EastRussia, within the press tour the journalists looked at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, saw the rookery of Steller sea lions, could ride in a harness, admire the view of volcanoes and nature.
Also, the participants of the press tour visited the oldest Kamchatka fish processing enterprise "Kolkhoz named after Lenin" and the territory of the Sea Trade Port. There was also a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Development and the Government of the Kamchatka Territory, at which they discussed a project to create the territory of advanced social and economic development "Kamchatka".
Such press tours are important for increasing the representation of information about the region in foreign media. Vice Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev, who held working meetings in the region in mid-February, noted that the magnificent nature of the region is one of the advantages of Kamchatka's TOP. “The tourist and recreational cluster“ Paratunka ”can and should be created here. The problem is that we cannot finance our desires from the budget. We can finance from the state budget what will create a new economy, so that money in the form of taxes returns to the budget, - explained the authorized representative of the president in the Far Eastern Federal District. - Therefore, we need specific investors, specific documentation that confirms future investments. It is this work that needs to be done now. In general, the point for creating TOR is obviously visible. ”, - the vice-premier answered the journalists' questions.
And of course, the journalists took part in the celebration in honor of the start of the Beringia race, at which an extensive concert program was presented, a children's dog sled race "Dulin" and a prologue race among adult mushers "Beringia" took place.
The technical start of the race will be given in the village of Esso 8 March. The distance will be 1 000 kilometers. The winner of the race is a cash prize of 3 million rubles. For the second place there is a prize in 2 million rubles, for the third - 1 million rubles.