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VLADIVOSTOK, June 9 (Itar-Tass) — The Primorsky Territory will present at the Harbin International Trade and Economic Fair, which will be held from June 15 to 19, projects of creating the tourism complexes Dersu and Ussuri, as well as a project of development of the mountain ski resort Gribanovka.
As ITAR-TASS learnt at the press centre of the administration of the Primorsky Territory, the tourism complexes Ussuri and Dersu envisage the development of such directions as ecological and ethnographical tourism in Primorye’s north and central regions. The mountain ski resort Gribanovka is to be created on the basis of the existing mountain ski complex in the Shkotovsky region of the territory.
More than 700,000 tourists, mainly residents of other regions of the Far East, visit the Primorsky Territory every year. Meanwhile, as the territorial administration believes, the region has a great potential for developing tourism: there are more 200 holiday bases, 191 hotels, 23 sanatoria and resorts, as well as preserves and national parks there. More than 300 different routes were developed in the Primorsky Territory. To develop the sector, a regional program of development, which envisages the development of such directions as ecological, sport and ethnographical tourism, was adopted.
Apart from representatives of the tourism sector, representatives of bodies of power, transport companies, the international department of the Far Eastern Federal University and the Primorsky Association of Timber-Merchants and Forest Experts will be included in the delegation of Primorye at the Harbin Fair.
The Harbin International Trade and Economic Fair is held in Harbin every year since 1990. It is the biggest in China exhibition for developing scientific and technical, trade and economic cooperation with Russia, an important floor for interregional cooperation in North-Eastern Asia. In 2011, more than 220,000 people, including 4,100 from Russia, took part in the Harbin Fair.