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MOSCOW, October 14 (Itar-Tass) — The capital of the Republic of Altai, Gorno Altaisk, will open its all-weather airport on November 7, which will allow to increase the region’s transport accessibility, the republic’s head, Alexander Berdnikov, told a news conference at Itar-Tass on Friday.
Among the region’s problems he mentioned “low transport accessibility,” which hampers the development of tourism, one of the republic’s leading areas.
“At present, all equipment is being checked out,” he said. “This will be the all-weather airport to receive medium-range planes such as Yak-42D, Superjet-100 and others.”
After the airport is launched and the reconstruction of the Russian route M52, also known as Chuya Highway, is completed, practically all problems will be resolved, he said.
The Republic of Altai is one of the most fast-developing regions in Siberia and its development rates “give us confidence that we’d chosen the right path,” Berdnikov said.
Among the region’s priorities he mentioned the strengthening of the economic potential, investment attractiveness and improvement of the population’s living standards as well as preservation of its unique nature. The Republic of Altai is in the top five Russian ecologically clean regions.