YAKUTSK, November 25. /TASS/. The Northern Mosaic Tourist Cluster that is being built in Yakutia under the Federal target program for developing domestic and inbound tourism, will reach its design capacity in late 2018 or early 2019, acting regional Minister for Business Affairs and Tourism Development Tatiana Lebedeva told TASS. According to her, the first facilities will be put into operation in 2017.
“The construction work is underway as planned in accordance with the federal program. The infrastructure is almost ready, a road and a gas pipe line have been built, construction of power generation facilities continues. By the end of 2018 the cluster will reach its design capacity. However, construction of the main tourist infrastructure facilities will begin in 2017,” she said.
Construction work in the cluster kicked off in 2013. In 2013 and 2014, 80 mln rubles (roughly $1.2 mln) were allocated to its infrastructure from the federal budget while in 2014 and 2015, regional budget funding accounted for 70.4 mln rubles (roughly $1.1 mln). The overall cost of the cluster infrastructure totals 351.2 mln rubles (roughly $54.8 mln). Investrors’ funding is estimated at 465.9 mln rubles (roughly $7.2 mln).
The Northern Mosaic cluster, located 30 kilometers from Yakutsk, includes a rehabilitation center, a recreation center, several tourist complexes, a restaurant with an observation deck, aboriginal peoples’ ethnographic centers, the Uraankhai-Sakha architectural and ethnographical complex, an indoor ski trail and a children’s entertainment center.