Special economic zone of tourist-recreational type “Biryuzovaya Katun” (Sky-blue Katun)
The special economic zone of the tourist - recreational type “Biryuzovaya Katun” (hereinafter - SEZ TRT “Biryuzovaya Katun”) was established in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 69 of 03.02.2007 "On the establishment of a special economic zone of tourist and recreational type in Altai Krai”.
SEZ TRT “Biryuzovaya Katun” is positioned as the first large complex of natural and extreme tourism in the mountains in Russia, with a clear division into a "youth-extreme" zone with centers for skiers, rafters, climbers, and a zone with exclusive and comfortable hotels of various categories. The territory, on which the SEZ TRT “Biryuzovaya Katun” is located, is the largest among all SEZs of tourist-recreational type in Russia and its total area is 3328.11 hectares.
The principle of public-private partnership was used in the creation of the SEZ TRT “Biryuzovaya Katun”. Construction of infrastructure is carried out at the expense of budgetary funds, and tourist facilities at the expense of private investors.
The total cost of the project, including budgetary and extrabudgetary funds, is 30 billion rubles.
The amount of budget funds invested in the project is 10.8 billion rubles, including:
- 8.2 billion rubles. The cost of internal infrastructure facilities;
- 3.7 billion rubles. The cost of external infrastructure.
Investors of the special economic zone are granted tax and administrative preferences, preferential land tenure, as well as guarantees against possible adverse changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees.