"The construction of the core of the medical cluster in Karachay-Cherkessia is going to become a driver for the development of the regional innovations infrastructure, creating new jobs, drawing in new tourists and having a significant impact on the development of the local agricultural sector and other industries while allowing the local governments to boost its budget revenue," adviser to the head of the Analytical Center Nurali Rezvanov told a RIA Karachayevo-Cherkessiya correspondent.
The medical cluster in the Caucasian Mineral Waters area represents an innovative stage in the development of global resorts
The news agency notes that last week saw the interdepartmental work group for reviewing issues pertaining to the creation of an innovative medical cluster in the territory of the Caucasian Mineral Waters area determine the land plot the new medical cluster is to be sited in. The new site is located in the territory of the Krasnokurgan rural settlement of the Malokarachaevsky district of the Karachay-Cherkess republic.
"The site has enough square footage for our purposes with none of the land having any encumbrances, it is close to the local transport infrastructure and existing resorts as well as historic monuments and natural attractions," Mr. Rezvanov said. "It should also be noted that the Karachay-Cherkess Republic has already successfully built the Arkhyz resort."
The Caucasus Mineral Waters area includes some territories of the Stavropol krai, the Kabardino-Balkar republic and the Karachay-Cherkess republic, with each of them playing a part in the development of this natural and economic area, the advisor to the head of the Analytical Center noted. For this reason the innovative medical cluster in the Caucasian Mineral Waters area should be viewed as a project being implemented in the North Caucasus Federal okrug, for the entire south of the Russian Federation, the expert believes.
"This project represents a new innovative stage in the development of famous global resorts. It is vital that no harm gets done as a result of the project, so dozens of possible sites have been looked at and the environmental impact has been analyzed in depth," Mr. Rezvanov said.
It should be noted that in late April a meeting of the work group was held with representatives of federal executive bodies, during which several sites were considered in the Stavropol krai, the Kabardino-Balkar and Karachay-Cherkess republics.
Source: RIA Karachaevo-Cherkessiya