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«Ecocity» — park of nature, sports and rest is planned to be created on the territory of 2 thousand 400 hectares in Odessa.
Apr 18 2008, 12:32

Michail Freydlin, the head of working group on strategic plan design of Odessa sustainable development has informed during the press-conference that «Ecocity» is supposed to be created in the area of Khadzhibeevsky and Kuyalnitsky estuaries , filtration fields, Luzanovka and Luzanovka lakes, Zhevahovaya mountain with Bolshevik settlement, 1-st and 2-nd Peresyp Limanchiks.

M. Freydlin has noted that necessity of the given program realization development is caused by present technogenic threats, environmental problems, tendency of health deterioration and discomfortable living conditions of the townspeople living and working in the specified territory.

In particular, the rate of oncology diseases of inhabitants of this area is 1.5 times higher than on the average across the Odessa city.

Working group head has emphasized that the basic purpose of the program is transformation of this depressive Odessa territory to one of the most prospering areas of the city, and also essential increase of an ecological and social living standard level of the odessites.

M. Freydlin has informed that the creation of comfortable and accessible habitation is also created by the program as well as modern social infrastructure, construction of sports and entertaining complexes, exhibition and cultural centers, creation of technopolises for ecologically pure manufacture on the basis of high technologies.

In particular following number of projects it is planned to be realized: creation of large nature-landscape estuary-steppe park «Vetlandpark», creation of a new zoo (probably to transfer the existing), and also creation of zoological museum, restoration of balneological sanatoria, creation of archeologic park with reconstruction of the largest antique sanctuary of Black Sea Coast on Zhevahovaya mountain, building of water-lowering channel «Hadzhibey –sea» with an opportunity of small vessels navigation and creation of reverse hydroelectric power stations on the this channel, to revive the sea coastal transport message ( Sea trams»).

Besides transfer of the «Odessa-sortirovochnaya» railway station to the area of «Chernomorskaya» railway station is planned as well as relocation or reorientation of others ecologically unsafe industrial interprises.

Creation of the open mounting skiing resort is also possible.

«Like the one they have in Moscow, it’s not very expensive. The construction of such resort is not difficult and we have enough space for this purpose», — Michail Freydlin has told.

M. Freydlin has informed, that 1,6 million hrn is already allocated from the city budget on carrying out of prospecting works. The realization of the given project is planned to be carried out with the help of investors — both domestic, and foreign.

The completion of the project in authors’ opinion is possible within 12-13 years.

According to the chairman of the constant ecology commission Vyacheslav Kruk, the exact sum of means needed for realization of such scale project is still unknown but it is a question of billions of dollars.


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