The bridge over the Katun and the highway leading to the SEZ Turquoise Katun, opened in Altai Territory

The bridge is 198.5 linear meters (including access roads — 965 linear meters). The bridge and approaches are provided with artificial lighting, sidewalks and stops.


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The total length of roads of regional significance "Altai — Aya — Nizhnekayancha — Turquoise Katun" is 54 kilometers.


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"The total cost of the two facilities — almost 1 billion rubles. Bridge and a new road will relieve traffic traveling on Chuiski, which would make the SEZ "Turquoise Katun" more accessible to tourists " — Governor Alexander Karlin said during the opening.


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The head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Alexander Radkov said that with the opening of the bridge the most important objects of the tourism industry of the two regions have become more accessible. "We have to offer tourists constantly getting better services. That is our primary goal. Today, more than 12 million Russian tourists prefer to stay abroad. This should not be — tourism should be accessible to all segments of the population, including low-income citizens, people with disabilities, "- said Alexander Radkov.


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Construction of major bridge over the Katun lasted a little more than one and a half years began in December 2009 and was completed three months ahead of schedule — in July 2011.

"Turquoise Katun" — a special economic zone of tourist-recreational type in the Altai region. Was established in February 2007 by government decree. SEZ is located in the Altai region of Altai region on the left bank of the Katun River and has an area of 3, 326 thousand hectares. "Turquoise Katun" was created for the development of environmental, health, water, sports, caving and other types of tourism in the Altai region.

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