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The special economic zone “Gate of Baikal” is located in Irkutsk Oblast. The region has unique natural, cultural and historic resources which make it particularly attractive for visitors. More than 1.5 million people visited the region in 2018.

The SEZ is located on the southern bank of Lake Baikal in Baykalsk town. Lake Baikal is the deepest freshwater lake in the world. The lake has been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

Baykalsk town, which was included in the TOP-10 most popular resorts for New Year vacation in Russia in 2018, attracts over 250 thousand people a year. A tourist growth rates up to 5% a year.

Baykalsk town is also distinguished through the convenient logistics. The Trans-Siberian Railway and the federal road М‐55 “Baikal” is located near the SEZ. Irkutsk international airport is only 150 kilometers from here. Water transport is also available. In addition, air traffic is a real prospect in the future.

There are all conditions for the functioning of the all-season mountain resort, sanatorium-resort, business and event tourism on the unique territory of the SEZ.

Advantages for business in the SEZ “Gate of Baikal”

Special economic zones are formed in the investment attractive regions of Russia. The state creates favorable conditions for the SEZ investors in order to develop modern tourist and recreational complexes. The special regime of business activity in these territories provides the following benefits for investors:

  • Simplification of interaction with public authorities due to a friendly administration system;
  • Engineering infrastructure facilities creation at the expense of public funds which allows the cost of the project to be reduced;
  • Provision of tax preferences.