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VEB wants to build a resort town on Lake Baikal
VEB has prepared a project for the construction of a resort town in the south of Lake Baikal worth 161 billion rubles. The project also includes the reclamation of the Baikal PPM.
As the RBC, according to the project, there will be a "high-class international resort", an eco-city, a center of water resources and eco-technologies. It is planned to dismantle and recultivate the BPPM site with the elimination of the accumulated environmental damage, as well as the improvement of the city of Baikalsk.
The presentation of the project states that 54 billion out of 161 billion rubles are planned to be attracted to projects from the existing state programs. These funds will be spent on dismantling facilities and reclamation of the plant's site, demolition of dilapidated residential buildings and the construction of new ones, construction and repair of schools and kindergartens. It is also planned to build a new sea area with access to Lake Baikal. According to the project, the development of transport infrastructure, the construction of the Baikal sports training base, a park in the Kharlakhta river valley, the arrangement of the city beach, etc. should begin. In total, there are more than 300 individual events and projects, for which the search for private investors is underway.
In January, VEB and En + signed a memorandum of strategic partnership for the development of the Baikal Municipal Formation. In accordance with this document, the International Center for Water Resources, a base for scientific research, educational and volunteer projects, should be located on the former site of the BPPM. Within the framework of this center, En + will build an enterprise for bottling water from Lake Baikal.
The concept for the development of Baikalsk and preparations for the reclamation of the BPPM are planned to be prepared by 2024. By 2030, the tourist flow should almost double - up to 320 thousand people.