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MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The Federal Agency for tourism signed the agreement on granting subsidies from the Federal budget 22 regions of the Russian Federation on the development of infrastructure of the tourism cluster. This is stated in a statement posted on the Agency’s website.

“Federal Agency for tourism signed an agreement to provide in 2017 subsidies from the Federal budget to the budgets of the 22 subjects of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Federal target program “Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018)”, – stated in the message.

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Specifies that all allocated 3 .4 billion rubles of subsidies between the republics of Adygea, Altai, Buryatia, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay – Cherkessia, Karelia, Sakha (Yakutia), Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, Stavropol and Khabarovsk edges, and also Vologda, Kaliningrad, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Pskov and Tver regions.

“Thus, the regions will receive funds for the construction of infrastructure, tourist-recreational and autoturists clusters which are growth points for tourism in the regions, and creation of comfortable conditions for reception and service of tourists”, – explained in Department. The Federal tourism Agency said that the agreements were signed before March 1, 2017 – “in the terms established by the Federal laws and decrees of the RF government”.

The report stresses that the results of the Federal program indicate a significant macroeconomic effect for a number of regions of the Russian Federation, for example, created about 18 thousand additional jobs. Also, the system of public-private partnership prevailing during the program implementation contributes to increasing the attractiveness of tourism industry as an object for private investment. “For one ruble of Federal budget funds within the Federal program accounts for about 3 rubles extra-budgetary investments” – said in tourism.

In addition, subjects participating in the program, signed an investment agreement providing for the involvement of extra-budgetary funding for the period of 2011 to 2018 for the sum more than 96 billion rubles.