Precious Baikal region prepares a brief for constructing a path 1.7 km long on Khoboy Cape. This place is considered one of the most picturesque and most attended on Olkhon Island. The cost of the safe road will constitute several million rubles, says Nadezhda Nikolenko, Deputy Director for development of “Precious Baikal region”.
“According to unofficial estimations, about one thousand people a day come to Khoboy during the season, which represents enormous soil loading. People go anywhere they want and trample the plants. Moreover, everybody wants to come to the very edge of the precipice to look down from above, which can be dangerous. These are two issues we intend to resolve by building a pathway,” explained Nadezhda Nikolenko.
The flooring is planned to be on piles to preserve the soil. In some places, where the pathway will hang over Baikal, fence will be provided. Similar pathways and separate sites are to be constructed in Babushka Bay, on the way from Dark Pad’ to Old Angasolka and on the way to Sukhoe Lake.
As “Irkutsk trade newspaper” says, there is an intention to implement a new system of electronic admission to specially protected nature territories. The electronic pass will be issued through the new website of “Precious Baikal region”, which is expected to be launched in 2017.
“Precious Baikal region” will be provided with 110 million rubles in 2017 from the federal budget for its maintenance, which is by 18% more than in previous year.
Information Agency “IrkSib”, photo from the website angara.net