Abrau-Utrish, a new Black Sea resort, will receive 1.766 billion rubles in funding through to 2018. The tourist cluster will span over two territories – Anapa resort town and Novorossiysk.
Krasnodar Deputy Tourism Minister Lolita Avdeeva said: “635 million rubles come from the Federal special purpose programme for the development of Krasnodar tourist clusters 2013-2015. Non-budgetary sources of financing will also help create the tourist infrastructure with the total amount of investments of 1.766 rubles.”
The first stage of the project, shore protection at the Myskhako village near Novorossiysk, has been already completed. This will be the location of a beach 370 metres long and 35 metres wide, with a capacity of 2.6 thousand visitors. Head of Programme Support Office of Kuban Tourism Ministry Mariget Kuruzova noted: “A premium hotel was planned to be built adjacent to the area. Unfortunately, the investor froze the project due to the financial situation – currency rate fluctuation and increase of the interest rate. Investors change deadlines, but haven’t pulled out.”
The second state of the Abrau-Utrish was launched in 2014. Almost 6 kilometres of sewers out of 10.6 kilometres planned has been constructed in Anapa financed by budgetary funds. Federal and regional budgets will also finance 0.9 kilometres of water supply piping in Dzhemet village.
The government plans on inviting new investors to participate in the project. Currently reconstruction of the Duna sanatorium in Anapa is being discussed. The project would create over 300 new jobs.