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Project EstRusFortTour-2 starts

22.12.2011
On December 16 implementation of international project "EstRusFortTour-2" started
 
Project “Unique Estonian-Russian fortresses ensemble development as a single tourist product. Stage II” has been approved by the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013.
 
Grant Contract for financing of the project "EstRusFortTour-2" was signed on December 15. The project is a logical follow-up of "EstRusFortTour" that was implemented in 2006-2008.
 
Project "EstRusFortTour-2" is directed to increase of access to unique fortification ensemble, and among other things it includes improvement of access roads infrastructure to the fortresses. The following project activities will be carried out: reconstruction of the Narva Castle Park (in front of the entrance to the fortress); construction of the access road to Ivangorod fortress and creation of the necessary tourist infrastructure including parking places and toilets. The project activities also include development of a single audio-tour around the fortresses, development of a joint promotional strategy and promotional events.
The project partners are: Narva Department for Development and Economy, Administration of the Municipal Foundation “City Ivangorod Kingisepp Municipal District Leningrad oblast” and Narva Museum.
 
The total project budget is EUR 1 824 564,85, out of which 10% is partners’ co-financing. The budget of partners from Narva is EUR 906 098,20.
 
Duration of the project is planned in the period from December 2011 till March 2014.
 
The overarching strategic objective of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013 is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilising its potential and beneficial location in the cross roads between the EU and Russian Federation. The specific objective is to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving the living standards and investment climate. The Programme website: www.estlatrus.eu.
 
Totally 226 project applications were submitted in the 1st Call of Proposals, approved were only 25 projects, "EstRusFortTour-2" being among them.
 

 
Yekaterina Muravyova
Project "Est-Rus Fort Tour-2"
Specialist in information
+372 35 99244