YAROSLAVL, November 22. /TASS/. The Yaroslavskoye Vzmorye (or Yaroslavl beach) resort, located on the shore of the Rybinsk Reservoir, plans to welcome up to 250,000 tourists each year, Yaroslavl region Deputy Prime Minister Maksim Avdeyev told TASS on Tuesday.
Yaroslavskoye Vzmorye is an ambitious project aimed at creating a unique resort in the European part of Russia, on the banks of the Rybinsk Reservoir, one of the largest man-made body of water in the world. “We plan to attract about 250,000 tourists each year starting from 2018,” Avdeyev said.
In 2013, the project was included in the Federal target program on the development of domestic and inbound tourism which allowed to attract federal funding to develop the regional infrastructure and tourism industry.
The project is also part of the integrated development plan for the Rybinsk district of the Yaroslavl region, that involves construction of social and tourist facilities, as well as office and residential buildings in an area of more than 10,000 hectares.