The authorities of Kuban signed an investment forum protocol on the construction of the airport in Gelendzhik
SOCHI, February 14th. / TASS /. The authorities of Kuban and VTB Bank signed a protocol on the construction of an airport in Gelendzhik with an investment volume of about 4 billion rubles at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, the press service of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory told reporters on Thursday.
"The document was signed by VTB Bank President and Chairman Andrei Kostin, Krasnodar Territory Governor Veniamin Kondratiev and Gelendzhik City Administration Head Aleksey Bogodistov. The document provides for the implementation of an investment project to build a new modern airport terminal in the city of Gelendzhik, which will improve the transport accessibility of the city and improve the quality of the city services provided to passengers and airlines of the airport Total investment by current project shareholders with tavyat to 4 billion rubles on a parity basis, "-soobschili the press service.
The area of the new terminal will be about 9 thousand square meters. m, throughput of more than 630 thousand passengers per year, in addition to the airport building, several auxiliary infrastructure facilities will be built, including parking for cars and intercity buses. Commissioning is scheduled before the end of 2021. “The city [Gelendzhik] receives about 4 million vacationers a year, but maybe more. I am sure that the modernization of the airport complex will positively affect the total passenger flow and will attract additional tourists, including foreign tourists,” the Kondratyev’s press service quotes.
As the head of the city of Gelendzhik Alexei Bogodistov noted in a conversation with TASS, now there is confidence that additional flights will appear in Gelendzhik. “I think that now additional flights will appear in Gelendzhik not only in season but also in off-season. In the future, it is planned to assign it the status of an international airport after launching the second course for take-off of ships towards the mountains. We also plan to comprehensively develop infrastructure in the region airport: there are already provided access roads on electric cars and from the embankment, there will be parks, amusement areas, a planetarium, open museums of military equipment, bicycle paths. All this will be on the territory of four hectares, now this question is underway, "said Bogodistov.
It was previously reported that the project of the new terminal as a result of the competition was selected in early December 2018, the Italian architectural bureau Fuksas became its winner. As previously stated by the Governor of the Kuban, Veniamin Kondratyev, the project is of great importance for the resort region and will become an incentive for the development of off-season resort infrastructure in Gelendzhik.
Gelendzhik Airport was closed for the first reconstruction in 2004, a year later, work began on the construction of a new airport terminal. In five years, a terminal and a runway were erected. In the off-season, the airport operates up to 11 flights a week to Moscow. In the summer season of 2018, up to 20 flights a day to 20 destinations from Gelendzhik were carried out. In total, in 2018, the airport served 3,716 flights, transporting more than 294 thousand people.
The Russian Investment Forum is being held in Sochi on February 14-15. The main topic of the forum this year is the implementation of national projects. Organizer is the Roscongress Foundation. TASS is the general information partner and photo hosting agency of the forum.
It includes the development and integration of remote territories, the exchange of experience in the field of regulatory impact assessment, electronic commerce and other provisions