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Budget for FISU Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk may reach 100 billion rubles

January 20, 2014, 11:31 UTC+3 NOVOSIBIRSK

Budget investments will be used for construction of roads, engineering communications and complex sports facilities

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NOVOSIBIRSK, January 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The federal and local budgets will allocate about 50 billion rubles (about $1.5 billion) for the Universiade, which will take place in Krasnoyarsk in 2019, Russia’s presidential envoy to the Northern Federal District Viktor Tolokonsky told Itar-Tass on Monday. The organizers plan to receive a similar amount in private investments.

“Budget investments will be used for construction of roads, engineering communications and complex sports facilities. For example, the city will build three ice arenas of different capacities,” the envoy said.

Private investments will go to service and hotel complexes, to development of the Yemelyanovo airport.

“Generally speaking, this is not big money for competitions of the kind. Many facilities are ready now or their construction has begun already under the governmental program for development of the physical culture and sports,” Tolokonsky said.

The upcoming Universiade will also use the facilities of the Siberian federal university’s modern campus.

“There are not many kinds of sports during a Universiade, but the city of Krasnoyarsk will have only limited time for the preparations,” he said.

Tolokonsky said all the newly built facilities would be used later on in the city, where the population is over one million, and the Universiade would give a new impetus to development of Krasnoyarsk.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) voted for Krasnoyarsk as a host for the University Games in November, 2013. Two cities were candidate for the organization of the Winter Universiade: Krasnoyarsk and Valais. The city of Krasnoyarsk was the first one to go on stage and deliver its presentation. The Krasnoyarsk delegation was composed of Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Vitaly Mutko, the Sports Minister of Russia, Lev Kuznetsov, the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region, Ekaterina Peshkova, the Vice-Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region, Oleg Matytsin, the President of the Russian Student Sports Union, Alexei Yagudin, former Olympic figure skating champion and the ambassador of the bidding campaign, Mikhail Vdovin, a student of the Siberian Federal University and a volunteer of the bidding campaign of Krasnoyarsk, Alexander Uss, the President of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk region, Edkham Akbulatov, the Mayor of Krasnoyarsk, and Evgeny Vaganov, the Rector of the Siberian Federal University.

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