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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko held a working meeting with the Governor of the Penza Region Oleg Melnichenko, during which the participants discussed a number of infrastructure projects of fundamental importance for the region, as well as its tourism potential.
“The Penza region applied for infrastructure budget loans as part of a competitive selection process. We are talking about several capital-intensive road projects totaling over 10 billion rubles. The announced projects will make the region more comfortable for residents and increase its attractiveness for investors and tourists. For example, the construction of a bypass road will not only get rid of traffic jams, but also stimulate housing construction. I believe that the subject has every chance of receiving funding, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
To date, the final conclusion of the Ministry of Construction is expected upon the application. Further, it will be considered at a meeting of the presidium (headquarters) of the Government Commission for Regional Development, chaired by Marat Khusnullin.
Oleg Melnichenko spoke in more detail about projects aimed at the development of road infrastructure. Among the main tasks is solving the problem of transport accessibility of settlements and reducing the number of congestion during peak hours on main roads.
“The first project is highways, junctions and a bridge on the territory of the districts adjacent to the regional center – Bessonovsky and Penza. It is necessary to build a bypass road with a length of 18.5 km – bypassing the suburban village of Bessonovka. This will solve the existing problem of transport accessibility of the settlement. It is also necessary to build a bridge and modern roads between the city of Sputnik of the Penza region with the adjacent large microdistrict Ternovka and the rest of the city of Penza. This will eliminate the daily morning and evening rush hour congestion on main roads. Today, the only exit from this part of the regional center and suburbs practically cannot cope with the huge traffic flows, ”Oleg Melnichenko said.
Dmitry Chernyshenko noted the importance of initiatives for residents of the Penza region and stressed that the development of infrastructure in the region will also help to realize the tourism potential of the region.
“The Penza region has a number of historical and cultural attractions, which are the basis for the development of high-quality and diverse tourist products. I know that you are currently working on the Zolotarevsky tourist cluster as a priority, there are also a number of other projects that will increase the tourist flow. I urge the regions to actively use the instruments of the national project “Tourism and hospitality industry”. Many have signed agreements with the corporation “Tourism.RF”, which connects subjects, investors, providing guarantees and tools for creating a modern infrastructure. I also ask you to actively participate in this work, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
“The region is ready to use the instruments of the national project, and steps have already been taken in this direction. In particular, together with Rosturizm, we are conducting a preliminary assessment of the region’s potential for participation in the competitive selection process for receiving subsidies from the federal budget. This type of grant support is important for the implementation of initiatives aimed at the development of domestic and inbound tourism, ”added Oleg Melnichenko.
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