On February 27, under the Russian Investment Forum “Sochi 2017” at the stand of the North Caucasus Development Corporation investment project was submitted to the Republic of Dagestan “The development of international cruise shipping in the Caspian Sea.” The project examined, taking part in the forum, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
According to the head of the region, the project is of considerable interest both for the population of the Caspian states themselves, and for many tourists from around the world.
Note the customer base for cruise ships in the Caspian Sea is determined by its special geographical situation and needs of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan. In this context, the strategic direction of development of the tourist potential of the Caspian region could become a development of the infrastructure of seaports, which is reflected as a priority in the “Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period till 2030”, approved by the Decree of the Russian Government dated 11 June, 2014. In addition, the Caspian Sea is already open ferry service between Russia and Turkmenistan.
The project provides for the construction of the harbor for cruise ships, yachts and boats in the port of Makhachkala. These are structures such as quays and mooring systems, ship lifting slipway for boats and yachts, open platform and hangar for parking boats. construction of the marine station is also planned with the passenger turnover of 30 thousand people per year (maximum capacity 300 people), a hotel complex, waterfront artificially formed sandy beaches.
Projected Harbor is located on the waters of the port of Makhachkala between the northern breakwater dry-cargo harbor and the south pier shipyard.