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Sevastopol will be given 543 million rubles to support employment in the tourism industry

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The corresponding draft resolution was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, it is posted on the federal portal of regulatory legal acts. Organizations and individual entrepreneurs will be able to receive lump sum payments in the amount of four minimum wages per employee for the period from January to April 2023. The main condition for receiving payment is the retention of at least 90% of the workforce.

The experience of last year, the experience of the pandemic has shown that state support helps to save jobs. A significant number of local residents are involved in the tourism sector in Sevastopol. The initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development to support travel companies, provided that they retain their teams, is very relevant today and should be implemented. This is an important measure of support, which is very much in demand and expected by our entrepreneurs.— the press service of the Government of Sevastopol quotes the governor of the city Mikhail Razvozhaev.

Last year, support in the tourism sector was provided in Sevastopol in the form of payments of two times the minimum wage for each employee. An analysis was carried out and those enterprises that were most affected in the tourism industry were selected — travel agencies and other organizations providing services in the field of tourism (tour guides, guides, etc.), hoteliers, carriers (including small boats), catering. 532 enterprises received corresponding payments. The total amount of payments last year amounted to 113.5 million. Taking into account the fact that this year four minimum wages will be paid for each employee, the support measure will cover 2.5 times more entrepreneurs employed in the tourism industry of Sevastopol than last year .

The document was developed to implement the instructions of the President following the results of the meeting on the socio-economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Similar federal support measures were taken in 2022 — two minimum wages per employee were allocated. The measure turned out to be effective: 2,300 companies employing more than 27,000 people retained their teams and continued to work, thereby retaining 80% of employment in their companies— notes Dmitry Vakhrukov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia.

Also, federal support measures for the development of the tourism sector of the Crimean Peninsula are also provided for within the framework of the national tourism project. This year, 536 million rubles will be allocated to the region to develop tourism infrastructure, beach areas, and support events. At the moment, four projects are being implemented in Crimea for the construction of hotels for 3.5 thousand rooms under the program of concessional lending at a rate of 3-5%. Investors are investing 23 billion rubles, creating 2.5 thousand jobs.

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As part of the national project «Small and Medium Enterprises», which was initiated by the President and supervised by First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, the volume of the soft loan portfolio in the Republic of Crimea as of April 1, 2023 is 6.4 billion rubles, in Sevastopol — 2.4 billion rubles. 44% of the portfolio is for investment purposes, another third — for the development of entrepreneurship. At the same time, 26% of loans in Sevastopol and 13% in Crimea fall on the program of preferential investment lending. This is one of the highest rates among all regions.

source: press service of the Government of Sevastopol

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