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Sarein to Restart Tourist Resort Construction

Sarein to Restart Tourist Resort ConstructionSarein to Restart Tourist Resort Construction

The construction of the largest tourism complex project in Sarein, Ardebil Province, will finally restart after an eight-year hiatus.

Designed in 2008, the complex covers a 35,000 sq meters and will include the largest and the most luxurious hotel in the region, a hydrotherapy center with state-of-the-art medical equipment and a large commercial center, ISNA reported.

“Work on the resort was abandoned after growing disagreements between the stakeholders, but after eight long years the issues seem to have been resolved,” CEO of Iran Tourism Development Corporation Gholamhossein Hosseini, said.

“The resort’s construction will resume as soon as possible … It should be ready in just over three years.”

Sarein is a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists, thanks to its mineral-rich hot water springs that are said to have therapeutic effects.

A number of other plans have also been proposed to help turn the city into a year-round destination.

One such plan aims to make the city’s various sites accessible by connecting them via pavements. The plan has been set in motion but has been repeatedly delayed due to the inconsistent material supply, according to Mehr News Agency.