The special economic zone «Veduchi» will be created in Chechnya
The ceremony of signing the agreement on creating the tourist and recreational special economic zone (SEZ) «Veduchi» on the territory of Itum-Kale municipal district of the Chechen Republic was held in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on October 30, 2013.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Saveliev, Chairman of the Government of the Chechen Republic Ruslan Edelgeriev and Head of the administration of Itum-Kale municipal district of the Chechen Republic Khamzat Temirbulatov took part at the signing of the agreement.
«This is the important and significant step in terms of the change of mentality in the approach to the Caucasus and Chechnya in particular. Chechnya is the safest place in the Caucasus, and it is important for us that investors believe it. Great work was implemented at both the federal and regional levels allowing the region to develop. Investors are ready to invest in the development of tourism in the Chechen Republic», - noted Oleg Saveliev.
The special economic zone of tourist and recreational type was created on the territory of Itum-Kale municipal district of the Chechen Republic by the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation № 865 from October 3, 2013.
The project is relevant for the region, and it is characterized by the direct social efficiency. Its implementation will allow organizing additional workplaces for certain categories of labor resources: highly qualified specialists and less educated people, both local residents and visitors from other parts of the Republic. «This is the momentous event for us. Creation of more than 1000 new workplaces will allow taking the pressure off the labor market. The implementation of such projects is one more opportunity for region to get away from the dependence on subsidies» - said Ruslan Edelgeriev.
There is also the indirect effect of economic activity growth in related industries. Multiplicative effect from the activity of all-season resort in the special economic zone of tourist and recreational type in Itum-Kale district can be expected in the catering companies, trade, conducting cultural and leisure activities, transportation services, construction, production of folk crafts, etc.
The special economic zone of tourist and recreational type will allow assessing the influence of the influx of tourists on the social sphere of the region. The main factors of the special economic zone will become not only a temporary increase in population on the territory of the SEZ project implementation, but also the growth of cash money supply and demand in the region. As a consequence of the increase in population of the region by tourists the passenger traffic will grow leading to an increase in employment in the transport sector and an increase of revenue in the transport organizations.
Construction of objects on the territory of SEZ and the necessary infrastructure objects will lead to strengthening the construction in the entire region that also gives a positive impact on the development of small and medium-sized businesses.
In addition, in connection with the creation of the special economic zone of tourist and recreational type a total demand of the municipal district of electricity, gas and water will increase. For the best meeting this demand it is necessary to expand the number of staff in this direction that allows organizing additional workplaces.
«Creation of the special economic zone will help to provide an integrated development of the area, create the preconditions for the development of a unified brand for the further development in the framework of a tourist cluster» - concluded Khamzat Temirbulatov.
In connection with the creation of the special economic zone of tourist and recreational type revenues in the budgets of various levels and the federal budget funds as tax and other payments will increase significantly. The total direct cash flow in budgets of all levels and the federal budget funds for 2013-2061 is estimated as 122.6 billion rubles.