#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Malinka camp site in Norilsk is the first of 19 investment projects launched by Krasnoyarsk region’s Arctic residents. The Avtoban company is already accepting the first tourists, but construction is going on.
12 guest houses for 70 people will be located on an area of about three thousand square meters. On the territory of the base there will be a sauna with a winter tub, barbecue areas and a large terrace overlooking the lake. A boat station will appear in the near future, a tent camp is also planned.
“Our company was among the first in Taimyr to get the status of the Russian Federation Arctic zone resident – in June 2021. Thanks to state support, our business project has come true, now both Norilsk residents and Taimyr guests will be able to comfortably relax away from the bustle of the city”, said Regina Kuzmina, Avtoban LLC deputy general director.
The Norilsk Development Agency provided assistance to the Avtoban company in obtaining the Russian Arctic resident status with the project for the camp site construction.
“Beginning to work with any entrepreneur, we, first of all, analyze his idea for viability. If we understand that the project will be useful and in demand in the territory, we help in drawing up a financial model and a business plan, forming a package of 11 documents for applying for the Arctic zone resident status”, said the NDA acting director Roman Kulyan. “After the entrepreneur becomes a resident, we provide support throughout the investment project implementation. For example, we organize meetings with the city administration representatives, help in interaction with regional and federal authorities”.
Today, 19 residents conduct investment activities in the Krasnoyarsk region, the amount of their investments exceeds 36.4 billion rubles.
Recall that the Russian Arctic is the world’s largest preferential territory. For its residents, taxes on property, land and profits have been zeroed for five years, 75 percent of insurance premiums for newly created jobs are subsidized, and opportunities are provided for obtaining land and applying the free customs zone procedure.
Now 474 agreements on investment activities in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation have been signed. Residents have already invested 45.7 billion rubles in projects and created more than four thousand jobs.
Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko