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30 July 2007

New recreation centre to be built in Lipetsk

NLMK has begun construction of a modern recreation facility in Metallurgov Park. The centre’s location provides residents of the Left-bank area with easy access to the city, offering them the opportunity to practice sport in their own district.

The total project expenditure will amount over RUR170 mllion. The Centre will open in 2008.

The recreation centre has been designed by St. Petersburg-based architects using the latest technologies for the construction of sporting facilities. A two-storey building will be situated near Novolipetsky Sports Centre, where it will fit perfectly into the surrounding woodland.

The centre is approximately 4,200 square meters and houses two indoor tennis courts, a workout room, aerobics studios, table tennis, bowling and billiards facilities. The Centre can hold over 150 persons at one time.

The general contractor for this project is NLMK’s Capital Construction Division.

For reference:
For the past several years, NLMK has been giving comprehensive support to federal and regional programmes aimed at making sport more popular. The Company has built modern shooting complexes in Lipetsk and Kon’-Kolodez’ village and has equipped 52 sports grounds in the residential areas of Lipetsk. After the large-scale revamp of facilities at “Lipetsk Metallurg” Sports Centre, over 20,500 people now have the opportunity to practice sport and fitness. Over 50 sport centers, gyms and mini-pools have been set up. Every year about 4000 company employees participate in corporate and city-wide sports events. This year NLMK’s Charity Fund “Miloserdiye” is planning to invest RUR160 million in implementation of sports social programmes.