Press Releases | « Kindergartens and a school built under a PPP project are opened in the Yamal Peninsula

01/09/17

On Friday September 1, the governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Dmitry Kobylkin opened several kindergartens and a school built under a public-private partnership project. The private partner was VIS Development, owned by RISE Capital.

The investment stage of the project is complete: all the facilities have been built and put into operation. There are two kindergartens in Salekhard, the capital of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, kindergartens in Novy Urengoy, Tazovsky and Gorki, and a combined kindergarten and school in Muravlenko. A total of 1,540 newschool  places were created in the educational institutions. The project has made it possible to create entirely new material and technical conditions for the development of a modern education system in the Yamal Peninsula.

A feature of the constructed facilities was the installation of the most modern educational and medical equipment. The latter is especially important for children born in the Far North. Each kindergarten is equipped with a speleochamber, which is a room with the natural atmosphere of a salt cave, with the healing properties of negative ions and sea salt ions. The walls, floors and ceiling of the speleochamber are made of a natural mineral brought from the production fields of the Russian Urals. All the facilities are also fully adapted for people with disabilities: there are entry ramps, the Braille tactile reading system to navigate around the buildings and spacious elevators. The pools contain special equipment, and namely lifts to enable children with musculoskeletal disorders to swim.

Opening the kindergarten in Salekhard, the governor Dmitry Kobylkin drew attention to the work of the developer: “I want to thank the construction company that implemented the first public-private partnership project in the Yamal Peninsula. Today, many municipalities in the region, including Salekhard, are in need of pre-school educational institutions, and so we will continue to work in this area.”

The development of social infrastructure in the Arctic region aims to improve the quality of life of the Yamal people, improve service standards in education, and create new jobs.

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