The Metalloinvest company presented at the All-Russian Forum on Industrial Tourism a project for the organization of industrial tourism at the Mikhailovsky GOK im. A.V. Varicheva. The company plans to open its doors to the first tourists in September 2021.
The Governor of the Kursk Region Roman Starovoit took part in the business session “Attraction of the KMA - Prospects for the Development of Industrial Tourism” organized by Metalloinvest .
“Our region has a rich history and traditions, famous for many sights,” noted Roman Starovoit. - Industrial tourism will allow guests and residents of Kursk to get acquainted with the activities of the leading enterprises in the region, increase the activity of career guidance work, and help attract promising personnel. Mikhailovsky GOK is one of the most interesting production facilities, a visiting card of the Kursk region. "
" Industrial tourism is part of Metalloinvest's comprehensive approach to territorial development, "said Yulia Mazanova, Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications. - We see that people's requirements for the socio-cultural environment in which they live are constantly growing. Industrial tourism should become a driver for the development and infrastructure of the regions, the hospitality industry, small and medium-sized businesses, and the atmosphere of the city. It will give an impetus to the creation of new cultural and economic partnerships. ”
“ We will tell the guests about the history of the deposit development, the advanced technologies that are being implemented in production, our iron ore products, ”said Anton Zakharov, Managing Director of the Mikhailovsky GOK. - Acquaintance with the work of the GOK will help schoolchildren and young people make a choice of their future profession. A visit to the MGOK, which is interesting in itself, will also become part of large tourist routes in the Kursk region, including monuments of military Glory, the house-museum of G.V. Sviridov, A.A. Feta, Kursk Root Hermitage and other attractions. ”
Mikhailovsky GOK has developed travel packages for guests of different ages. During the children's excursion "Iron ore from A to Z", the children will visit the museum of the history of the plant and see the iron ore quarry.
The main route for adults "Ore - the birth of metal" will be complemented by a pelletizing factory, where tourists will learn how to produce pellets and have lunch in the miner's canteen.
The short route "The Heart of the Quarry" will begin at the museum, continue at the observation deck of the quarry, and end at the Chicory Center for Contemporary Art.
In the future, it is planned to master and weekend programs - for children, students and adults, which, in addition to visiting production facilities, will include a tour of Zheleznogorsk.