Presentation on theme: "Narva city development overview Sofja Homjakova Vice-Mayor of Narva, ESTONIA Contribution to Estonian presentation, Session C03 Sevilla 22.03.2007."— Presentation transcript:
Narva city development overview Sofja Homjakova Vice-Mayor of Narva, ESTONIA Contribution to Estonian presentation, Session C03 Sevilla 22.03.2007
General data The city of Narva is located in North-Eastern Estonia at the border with Russia, at the distance of 212 km to the East from Tallinn and 150 km to the West from Saint-Petersburg. Since 2004 Narva is the European Union border city. The city lies on the left bank of the river Narva, 14 km away from the place of its flow into the Gulf of Finland, where a resort town Narva-Jõesuu is located. Narva is the 3 rd biggest city in Estonia. Its population (as of 2006) is 69 000 people, among them 47 000 are of labour age.
The city of Narva – what is it? Narva is a city on the Eastern border of Estonia, which has two histories: (1) today’s Narva, with architecture and culture originating from the Soviet times and (2) baroque-style Old Narva, which perished in the World War II. Narva as an industrial city: in 1950-s Narva started to develop as an industrial and power engineering centre by rapid restoration of the Krenholm Manufacture, construction of huge plants, a hydro electric power station and two thermal electric power stations. Narva as a city of multiple ethnical groups and cultures. Narva as a tourism centre!
In what situation are we today? Continuing growth of investments into the city and the region Rapid development of trading centres Removal of industrial enterprises from the city centre into suburbs Beginning of powerful development of dwelling sector City authorities’ purposive work on creation of more citizen-friendly and comfortable city environment
Where are we going and what will the future bring to us? Big projects, which are going to change the outward appearance of the city: new traffic schemes, recreation zones, entertainment facilities, dwelling houses, etc. General plannings: (1) Old Town, (2) industry
Projects aimed at development of fortifications as tourist products Bastions route Opening of the Narva Castle Northern Yard for tourists EstRusFortTour Compilation of Narva bastions development concept Integrated development of the historical riverside protection area in Narva/Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia
Bastions route Project duration: January 2005- May 2006 Project budget: 5,6 mln Estonian kroons Finance sources: 85%- Phare ESC 2003 Tourism Infrastructure Development Programme in Estonia, 15%- Narva City Government Project main activities: Investments into the infrastructure of the tourist product “Bastions route” including construction of a drainage system at Victoria, Honor, Gloria bastions; Construction of illumination at Spes, Pax and Victoria bastions; Water and sewage system construction in the front yard of the Art Gallery for outdoor café erection; Installation of information board and stones at the bastions.
Opening of the Narva Castle Northern Yard for tourists Project duration: 2005-2006 Project budget: 11,7 mln Estonian kroons Finance sources: 80%- Regional Competitiveness Improvement Programme, 20%- Narva City Government Project content: New medieval interactive tourist product “Northern Yard – handicraftsmen’s yard of Swedish period” along with traditional image events was developed and adjusted for functioning in the Narva Castle Northern Yard. Product development programme was developed as support measure for implementation in public private partnership.
EstRusFortTour -"Unique Estonian-Russian fortresses ensemble development as a single tourist product and conservation of cultural and historical heritage “, INTERREG III A Project duration: 01.07.2006-30.06.2008 Project budget: 4 811 392 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 477 221 Estonian kroons, incl. Estonian Ministry of the Interior co-financing 176 135 Estonian kroons. Partners: Narva City, Ivangorodi City, Ivangorod Centre of Sustainable Development, Leningrad oblast Committee for Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, Leningrad oblast Museum Agency
EstRusFortTour Project outputs: Narva and Ivangorod single tourist route around fortresses developed Network of tourist companies suggesting the tourist product created Tourist product PR (schemes, booklets, CD, web-site, interactive game, articles in tourist magazines, familiarization tours, participation in tourist fairs) Documentary and archive studies for preparation of documentation of the unique ensemble of fortresses to UNESCO; Preservation plan of fortresses and development programme for conservation of cultural and historical heritage developed
Project “Compilation of Narva bastions development concept” Project duration: 01.07.2006 – 01.09.2007 Project budget: 774 734 krooni Programme for Planning Regional Development: 500 000 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 274 734 Estonian kroons Project activities: Compilation of expert assessment of Viktoria, Honor and Gloria bastions technical state Bastions as attraction for tourists development programme and compilation of feasibility study analysis
Integrated development of the historical riverside protection area in Narva/Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia, Interreg IIIA/Tacis programm Project duration: 01.07.2007 – 30.06.2009 Project budget: 4 700 000 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self- financing: 235 000 Estonian kroons Partners: Narva City and Ivangorod City Project activities: 1.Technical study including heritage protection, geological, geodesy, ecological and hydrological studies. 2. Economical study including marketing studies, marketing plan compilation, recoupment analysis, practicability analysis and technical design project development. 3. Study visit to an EU country 4. Seminar for project partners and beneficiaries
Development of the Narva river port infrastructure Suggestions for investors in connection with the development of the riverside area
Compilation of the Narva Town Hall development vision and plan of activities Narva Town Hall energy-saving project Renovation of the Narva Town Hall facade Elaboration of the “Mini Old Narva” tourist product development programme Projects aimed at development of Narva Old Town
Renovation of the Narva Town Hall facade (preparation stage) Project duration: 2007-2008 Project budget: ca. 2 000 000 Estonian kroons Programme for Small Projects for Developing Regional Competitiveness: 1 000 000 Estonian kroons Narva City Government co-finance: 1 000 000 Estonian kroons Project activities: Facade renovation (walls, socle) Construction of rainwater drain system
Restaurant in old style Possibilities of the Town Hall cellar use
Workshops, workrooms Possibilities of the Town Hall cellar use
Souvenir and fancy-work shop Possibilities of the Town Hall cellar use
Shops (spices or nature products shop) Possibilities of the Town Hall cellar use
Handicraftsmen market at the Town Hall square Possibilities of the Town Hall square use
Elaboration of the “Mini Old Narva” tourist product development programme (preparation stage) Project duration: 2007-2008 Project budget: about 700 000 Estonian kroons Programme for Planning Regional Development: 500 000 Estonian kroons Narva City Government co-finance: 200 000 Estonian kroons The tourist product „Mini Old Narva” is a replica of the old town in miniature and maquette in the open air. Similar mini towns are created in Holland, England, Germany, Italy. About 15 mini towns from all over the world are members of the International Mini- parks Association. In Estonia there is no tourist product of this kind. Project activities: Archive studies and questionnaires Tourist product “Mini Old Narva” Elaboration programme (incl. market research), Development plan, feasibility study, Marketing plan.
Development of Joaoru beach Narva River Water Routes Chess Park Preliminary works for construction of Äkkeküla and health path in Narva Narva skate- park construction Projects aimed at development of city physical living environment
Development of Joaoru beach (preparation stage) Project budget : 1 200 000 Estonian kroons Narva City Government co-finance: 300 000 Estonian kroons Project activities: Purchase of beach equipment for Joaoru beach (benches, changing cabins, bio toilets, equipment for sports grounds and children playgrounds, waste containers, catamarans, safety equipment) Installation of equipment
Narva River Water Routes, INTERREG III A Project duration: 01.07.2006-30.06.2008 Project budget: 6 167 727 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 639 042 Estonian kroons, out of which 233 993 Estonian kroons covers the Estonian Ministry of the Interior co-financing Partners: Narva City, Ivangorod City, Kingisepp Region, Ivangorod Centre of Sustainable Development Project outputs: Water tourist routes Narva – Narva-Jõesuu, Ivangorod – Rosson – Luuga developed Navigation and environmental impact studies in connection with development of water tourism carried out Feasibility study for creation a yacht marina on the Rosson River implemented Navigation projects for water tourist routes developed Small ports infrastructure in Narva and the Rosson River improved Promotion of the tourist product (route schemes, brochures, website, articles in tourist magazines)
Preliminary works for creation of health path along the Narva River Project duration: 14.06.2005-31.08.2006 Project budget: 1 321 901 Estonian kroons Phare EBI: 982 277 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 169 812 Estonian kroons Vaivara Borough co-finance: 84 906 Estonian kroons Narva-Jõesuu City co-finance: 84 906 Estonian kroons Project outputs: Feasibility study for the health path creation carried out; path route defined, preliminary construction cost estimated; environmental study implemented. Design work implemented; all necessary approvals implemented.
Preliminary works for Äkkeküla and health path construction in Narva (submitted) Project duration: 01.07.2007 – 30.08.2009 Project budget: 11 762 018 Estonian kroons Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanisms: 9 917 707 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 1 764 311 Estonian kroons (out of which 100 000 Estonian kroons are in-kind contribution) Partners’ co-financing, total: 80 000 Estonian kroons (in-kind). Project partners: Narva-Jõesuu Municipality, Vaivara Borough Municipality, Midtre Gauldal Commune (Norway). Project activities: Feasibility study of the Akkeküla sports centre implementation Study visit to Norway winter sports centre Development of the Äkkeküla sports centre construction project Development of the health path project between Narva and Narva-Jõesuu Project application for construction of the Äkkeküla sports centre Project application for the construction of the health path between Narva and Narva-Jõesuu
Narva skate-park construction Project budget: 300 832 Estonian kroons Investments from the Gambling Tax Fund: 240 665 Estonian kroons Narva City Government self-financing: 60 167 Estonian kroons The project envisages the construction of 600 square meters for the skate-park in the Pähklimäe part of Narva (Pähklimäe 3a). Project activities: Asphalt-concrete surface laying (implemented with the city self-financing) skate-park construction