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YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, November 16. /TASS/. The government of the Sakhalin region plans to build a hotel complex worth 702.96 mln rubles (roughly $10.8 mln) in the south of the Sakhalin island, head of the regional agency for tourism Natalya Osipova told TASS.
“We intend to implement several key projects in 2017-2019. One of them concerns the construction of a tourist complex on the shore of Lake Tunaicha, a favorite place for local holidaymakers. There will be a three-star and a four-star hotel. The regional budget will allocate 702,955,000 rubles for implementing the project in the next three years. The complex is planned to be inaugurated in 2019,” Osipova said.
According to her, the three-star hotel will consist of ten duplexes, five of which as well as two bath-houses, will be built in the Krestonozhka Lake area, while five others will be located not far from the Solnechny beach. The two parts will be connected with each other to form a unified complex. “This hotel will suit those who want to comfortably spend some time away from the hustle and bustle,” Osipova added.
She went on to say that in the second part of the complex there will be a four-star hotel. It will offer 100 rooms, a bath-house, and a huge restaurant that would be turned into a conference hall with a 250 person capacity, when necessary. “As for the restaurant, we want to focus on the local cuisine of Sakhalin,” she noted.
Osipova explained that the complex would remain open all year round. In summer, beach recreation and ecological tourism will be developed while in winter tourists will be able to go fishing or skiing and so forth.
Lake Tunaicha, the second largest on the Sakhalin island, is a regional natural landmark. A total of 29 species of fish, including salmon stocks, live in the lake. There are large bird colonies on its shores. White-tailed eagles, swans and other birds and animals inhabit the area.