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Irkutsk governor wants the Silk Road rally route to pass near Baikal - EastRussia | Far East






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Irkutsk Governor wants the route of the Silk Road Rally to pass near Baikal

The governor of the Irkutsk region Sergei Levchenko intends to agree with the organizers of the Silk Road rally about holding several of his special stages in the region

Irkutsk governor wants rally route
The presentation of the “Silk Road” took place on the eve of China, with Governor Sergei Levchenko present, the governor’s press service reported.

“We agreed with Vladimir Chagin (head of the KamAZ-Master team, director of the Silk Road rally) that we would organize a rally planning meeting taking into account the Irkutsk region and Mongolia at the beginning of 2016. This can give an additional impetus to the implementation of the project “Gate of Baikal” (tourist special economic zone on Lake Baikal), ”the governor’s press service quotes.

“It would be good for us to get a modern, high-speed transport corridor between the Asian and European parts on the territory of the Irkutsk Region. We are interested that the Silk Road pass through the territory of the Angara region, ”said S. Levchenko, Interfax reports.

The Silk Road-2016 rally starts on Red Square in Moscow on July 8, and finishes on July 24 in Beijing. Riders to overcome more than 9 thousand. Km on the territory of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and China.