A project of the largest ecological landscape park in Russia has been presented in Irkutsk at the Baikal Water Forum. The park is to be located on the coast of Lake Baikal in Irkutsk Oblast.
The “Pribaikalye” Park will combine four zones. The first one will be an eco-village. It will include two hotels and wooden houses. It is supposed that the eco-village will be maintained by natural energy sources - wind generators and solar batteries. The second zone will have an agricultural company with greenhouses. The third zone will be the place for youth research and volunteer centres, as well as the “Eco-village” museum. The fourth zone will be a branch of one of the Irkutsk universities. There are also talks about the opening a branch of Skolkovo here.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina