Vladimir Putin is to make working trip to Tver Region on July 2 2019-07-01 15:00:00 On July 2, Vladimir Putin will speak at the plenary session of the Rivers of Russia National Tourist Forum held annually since 2016. The forum brings together experts from the tourism and transport industry and is a key Russian venue to develop proposals on the creation of cruise and water tourism, as well as a place where solutions concerning environmental matters can be worked out. This year, the forum participants will discuss the role of tourism as a tool for socioeconomic growth in the regions, prospective fields of the development of internal waterways and methods to attract tourists to small towns. Vladimir Putin will hear a presentation of the construction project of the Zavidovo transport hub and river port. The new facility will be designed for automobile, rail and river transport; its average daily capacity will be over 2,000 people.