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The new Iturup airport should start working before the end of the year - Khoroshavin

The Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Alexander Khoroshavin, visited the Kuril city district on a working trip, having visited the objects under construction within the framework of the federal target program "Social and Economic Development of the Kuril Islands for 2007-2015", as well as a number of regional programs, the press service of the head of the region reports.

The governor inspected the Iturup airport, an 5,4 MW diesel power plant in the village of Kitov, a house of culture and sports, and a sports ground in Kurilsk. In addition, he checked the implementation of the housing program, the progress of work on the improvement of settlements, visited the modernized workshops of ZAO Gidrostroy.

The head of the region summed up the results of his working visit at a meeting with the deputy corps of the municipality, noting that, in general, on the island of Oturup all planned activities of the Kuril program are implemented on time and with due quality. In particular, the construction of a hospital in Kurilsk and a kindergarten in Reidovo, 6 cargo berths, fuel and energy supply facilities, water supply of Kurilsk and Reidovo, and the reconstruction of the Kuril salmon fish farm have been completed. This year, the construction of the Iturup airport, the reconstruction of the Kuril port point (cargo-and-passenger complex) and the Kurilsk-Reydovo highway is being completed.

The head of the region set the task for the regional ministry of transport and road facilities to make every effort so that the new airport "Iturup" could begin to take planes this year. In the near future is required to certify the equipment of air gates. Iturup Airport is the only airport in our country built from scratch since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The plans for 2015 year are the completion of the construction of a diesel power station in Kitovo, which will provide the Kuril District with additional electricity reserves, as well as the reconstruction of water supply and wastewater systems in the villages Reidovo and Kitovo.

Alexander Khoroshavin noted that the implementation of the Kuril program and a number of regional programs had a tangible multiplier effect on the development of the entire municipal economy. In many respects, the urban district is a leader among other municipalities of the region. For example, in terms of tax and non-tax budget revenues, contract work per capita, the district came out on top.

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