Yamal wins the industrial tourism accelerator
The competition began in October 2022 with 158 companies from 39 regions of the Russian Federation, and 15 teams made it to the finals.6 May 2023
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives and RANEPA have summed up the results of the second Open Industry accelerator. Yamal won in the category 'Best Industrial Tourism Development Strategy Reflecting the Character of the Region.' In addition, two local enterprises were included in the federal guidebook: the Arctic Water plant with the project 'The World in a Drop of Ice' and Sibur Tyumengaz with the tour 'Ecological Heart of the Arctic' of the Vyngapurovsky gas-processing plant. This is reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
'My team and I have developed seven tours. By 2030, we plan to involve at least 50 production facilities in industrial tourism, such as the Sobsky Fish-Farming Plant, which is engaged in the artificial reproduction of valuable fish species,' Nail Khairulin, Director of the Youth Policy Department of the YNAA, shared his plans.
A national tourist itinerary should be completed by then, showing tourists all the stages of gas extraction and processing, up to the production of various household products from it. In addition to Yamal residents, the Tyumen and Yugra regions are expected to participate in the project. In addition, in cooperation with Russian Railways, the launch of a Moscow–Labytnangi–Bovanenkovo railway cruise with the possibility of a stopover in the tundra with access to a nomad camp with indigenous inhabitants is under consideration.