Common in some media information about the fact that Kiev can take away the right to host the Eurovision song contest, is not true. Actually there was distortion of the data presented. About this on his page in Facebook wrote Deputy Chairman of the KCSA Oleksiy Reznikov.
“First, the city of Kyiv is ready to take the song contest. Moreover, the budget has provided a subsidy from the city to the state budget of 200 million hryvnias for the preparation and holding of Eurovision-2017: 50 million this year, another 150 million in the following year,” recalled Reznikov.
In addition, he noted that the city already gave a guarantee of 200 million in support of the directly of the Eurovision song contest and talked about the development is about 1 billion UAH on preparation of infrastructure of the city. Reznikov said that these funds are included annually in the city budget for repair of roads, landscaping, planting and the like. “However, because of the holding of the Eurovision song contest, special attention will be paid to the locations where you will focus the people of Kiev and guests of the capital. For example, the landscaping around the IEC, which EBU and NTU was chosen as the location for placing the main arena and press centre, the renovation of the Metro bridge, the construction of crossing through the Brovarskyi prospect in the IEC, to launch waterbus and so forth,” he explained.
Separately, the Deputy head of the KSCA noted that the media published the statements of the acting General Director of NTKU Alexander Jarabina in a distorted form. “Mr. Harabin clearly told reporters: the state of Ukraine will cope Eurovision will be held in Ukraine in city Kiev!”, – said Reznikov.
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Recall, the Kyiv city state administration has previously stated that in November is ready to allocate 50 million UAH for the preparations for the Eurovision song contest.
Earlier also it was reported that the Kiev government expects the arrival of about 20 thousand visitors to the Eurovision song contest in 2017, and for the whole year – about 1.3 million tourists.
Eurovision-2017 will be held in Ukraine due to the Ukrainian singer Jamal, who in may of 2016, won with a song “1944”. The competition will take Kiev. Eurovision will be held in International exhibition centre (IEC) on the left Bank of the Dnieper. The tickets will cost from 20 to 100 euros. VIP stands for spectators will not be provided.