BELOKURIKHA, July 3. / TASS /. The Government of the Altai Territory and VEB.RF are ready to cooperate on the integrated development of the SEZ TRT “Turquoise Katun”, in particular – on the creation of a year-round children’s camp. The preliminary cost of the camp, which will be able to accept up to 40 thousand children every year, is 25.7 billion rubles, the VEB.RF press service reports on Wednesday.
On July 3, a working meeting between the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov, the governor of Altai Territory Viktor Tomenko and the chairman of VEB.RF Igor Shuvalov took place on the territory of Turquoise Katun. As noted by Tomenko, the authorities of the region have long been working on the implementation of the idea of creating a year-round educational center. The issues of land allotment have been resolved, the necessary engineering infrastructure has been created.
“At a meeting on the construction project for the children’s camp, its concept was considered, participants discussed the financial model using the mechanism of public-private partnership. A preliminary assessment of investments in the creation of the camp and the ski cluster is 25.7 billion rubles,” the press service said.
The first Siberian All-Russian camp will be able to accept more than 2 thousand children 7-17 years old per shift, that is, up to 40 thousand children a year. At the same time, 80% of trips for children from Russia will be distributed according to the results of the competitive selection, 20% of the guests are children from other countries. Igor Shuvalov noted that the creation of a camp in Altai is logical – during the Great Patriotic War, Artek was taken here to the territory of the resort of Belokurikha. Russian Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov noted that the revival of the Siberian Artek will be a good sign given Altai nature and infrastructure.
According to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Education, the Altai Territory is planned to be involved in the project of creating the best regional camps using the best experience and advanced programs of the Artek International Children’s Center. The goal of the project is to increase the availability of best practices for children’s recreation, this is a set of infrastructure and methodological activities with training for the camps being created on the basis of Artek and the adaptation of educational programs to the specifics of specific regions.
“We see that this project finds interest and response among the regions, and we support the dissemination of our best educational practices, advanced programs for active children’s recreation throughout the country. I’m sure, in the Altai Territory, these territories that are already outlined for the project have the necessary potential to create a first-class center for children’s recreation. The participation of interested companies, colleagues from VEB and the Enlightenment group of companies here is one of the best practices of PPPs and the involvement of business in social issues of development and support of infrastructure for children’s recreation, “said Kravtsov.