The Arktika sports and fitness complex in Novy Urengoy, Korotchayevo District, has been opened, and construction of a bridge across the Pur River on the territory of Purovsky District of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area has been started.
The Arktika sports complex and the bridge crossing the Pur River are social and transport infrastructure facilities that are being built as part of a six-party cooperation agreement on creation of a social infrastructure of the Zapolyarye – Purpe oil pipeline between the Plenipotentiary of the President in Ural Federal District, the Governments of Tyumen Region, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Transneft and Korporatsiya Razvitiya (the Corporation of Development).
The new sports complex, which received the name "Arktika" (Arctic) as a result of a public vote, will become the centre of sports life in Korotchayevo Settlement. A fully equipped ski base, a multi-purpose sports hall (football, volleyball, basketball), halls for freestyle and Graeco-Roman wrestling, aerobics, a room for boxing, a gym full of fitness equipment, tennis facilities and a chess club are located in the modern two-story building with the area of about 10 thousand square metres. Seven hundred people will be able to play sports in the new complex at the same time. Another eight hundred seats are provided for fans. Enrolment in sports sections will begin in the coming days.
The bridge crossing the Pur River will connect the Kotorchayevo transport hub with Tazovsky District, where oil and gas fields are being developed, and will ensure reliable and efficient operation of the Zapolyarye – Purpe oil pipeline. The bridge construction project is implemented according to the model of entering into a concession agreement. The bridge with two-way motor traffic with the length of 1,023 meters, the width of 14 meters and the lifting capacity of 100 tonnes is a key object of the social infrastructure being built within the Zapolyarye – Purpe project.
Dmitry Artyukhov, the Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Viktor Bronnikov, General Director of Transneft Siberia, heads of local administrations, representatives of Tyumen Regional duma and heads of business organisations took part in the ceremonies.
As part of the six-party Cooperation Agreement between the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Ural Federal District, the administration of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, the Governments of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area-Yugra and Tyumen Region as well as Transneft and Korporatsiya Razvitiya, signed on 12 March 2010, and the additional agreement dated 21 April 2015, it is provided for construction of a social infrastructure complex in the region. In particular, two 48-apartment residential houses, a 25 MW gas boiler house and engineering networks were built and commissioned in Korotchayevo Settlement, and a 168-apartment residential house and a road bridge over the Nadym River were constructed and put into operation in Novy Urengoy. A nursery school for 240 kids and a sewage treatment plant are being constructed in Korotchayevo Settlement, and a solid waste landfill is being built in Tazovsky Settlement . It is planned to build a plant for breeding juveniles of valuable fish species in Tazovsky District.