Finished filling with water from the artificial lake of Katun created in the Altai Mountains in the special economic zone.
Artificial and yet unnamed pond area of 51 hectares in the special economic zone "Altai Valley" in the Altai Republic, which will become its "highlight", began to fill with water from the river Katun in October last year. In the future around it should be elevated to tourist sites, islands, equipped for bathing beaches. The lake will surround the hotel and apartment complex located on three rounded peninsulas. The process of filling the reservoir was somewhat delayed, in part because of the intense cold.
"January 15 filling the lake special economic zone of tourist-recreational type" Altai Valley "project has reached the mark. Depth of the lake is five meters," — said in a statement.
According to the head of the branch of "special economic zone" in the Altai Republic Herman Chepkina, specialists of the branch and the general contractor until the end of the first quarter are planning to complete the test seal impervious screen, equipment and conduit.
Earlier, the head of the region Alexander Berdnikov and head of "special economic zones" Oleg Kostin noted that the lake is especially important for the country, because there is very little warm water where you can swim without risk to health. A swim here it will be able upcoming summer.
SEZ "Altai Valley" is located in Mayminsky district of the republic, on a plot of 855 acres, on the right bank of the Katun River. It is assumed that each year in the "Altai Valley" will rest up to 94 million people, with an average length of stay of eight days and simultaneous loading of up to 3.5 thousand.
SEZ residents receive some benefits — temporary exemption from taxes on property, land, low rates on hotels, transportation, and income tax. Travel SEZ are also created on Lake Baikal — the Irkutsk region and Buryatia, Altai, Krasnodar, Stavropol and the Kaliningrad region.