Sergiev Posad

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SERGIYEV POSAD, July 21. /TASS/. Moscow region authorities plan to invest about 8 billion rubles in the creation of the tourist cluster “Sergiev Posad – the gate of the Golden ring”, the project will create 26 infrastructure. On Friday told journalists the Minister of culture of the region Oksana Kosareva.

“Tourist cluster “of Sergiev Posad – the gates of the Golden ring” is a very big project and calculated for one year of implementation. The Finance cluster involves the investment of 8 billion rubles will come from the budget of investment and non-budgetary investment,” said Kosareva. As specified in the press service of the Governor of the region from extra-budgetary sources for the project allocated 5.6 billion rubles.

According to the Minister, within the framework of creation of tourist cluster in Sergiev Posad it is planned to create 26 objects of infrastructure, in particular, hotels, restaurants, pedestrian area .

“In 2017, the first phase of the implementation will see eight walking areas with cycle routes. The bulk of the work across the cluster is planned to be completed within two years,” she said. In addition, currently work is underway on the construction of four hotels that are planned to be operational until 2020. “Investment in these facilities will be about 1 billion rubles,” – said Kosareva.

In the framework of creation of tourist cluster “Sergiev Posad – the gate of the Golden ring” almost the entire historical part of Sergiyev Posad, should become a pedestrian zone. “These measures will help to make it comfortable not only for tourists but also for local residents,” – said the Minister.

As specified in the press service of the Governor, Sergiev Posad is the first city on the route of the Golden ring route. Tourist flow in Sergiev Posad is 1.5 million people a year.