Showing posts with label Euro 2012 in Ukraine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Euro 2012 in Ukraine. Show all posts

Euro 2012 has returned nearly a billion dollars

During the final part of the European Football Championship in 2012 Ukraine was visited by nearly two million foreign visitors said Minister of Infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov in an interview with the Italian edition. According to him, every guest has left in Ukraine an average of $ 400, that is, in general, fans will have spent nearly a billion dollars.

- Mr. Kolesnikov, before the start of the championship, some European media have expressed their concerns regarding the organization and holding of Euro 2012, pointing to the danger of outbreaks of racism, fights fans of riot, unlawful arrest. After the event it turned out that the championship was one of the most peaceful in recent times.

- Throughout its history in Ukraine, there were no problems with racism. Even during the Soviet era. In addition to the organization, it should be noted themselves Ukrainians, who were actively involved in helping foreign guests. We have demonstrated their ability to organize the third largest sporting event after the Olympics and World Cup.

- How many tickets were sold and how much - no?
- According to our calculations, it sold 700,000 tickets. In fact, all available tickets were sold. In addition, 1,500 tickets were handed over to the sponsors, but it did not depend on us.

- But how can one explain the fact that a few hours before the matches on the streets there were many people who sell tickets?
- There were not many. And it is, above all, the fans who bought tickets, hoping their team will be in the finals and then decided to sell them.

- How many visitors came to Ukraine for the past three weeks to attend the European Championships?
- According to our preliminary estimates, 1.8 millions people. Given that during his stay in Ukraine, one person on average spent $ 400, plus other miscellaneous income, for the moment we can say that the event brought back the costs in the amount of one billion dollars.

- Let's talk about expenses. There was much speculation about the size of investment. Some local media said on state investment of $ 6.5 billion.
- It's inflated figures: the total value of expenditures amounted to about $ 5 billion. Most funds went to road construction. From 800 to $ 850 million was directed to the construction of stadiums. Two of them were built from scratch, but the biggest cost required reconstruction of the stadium in Kiev.
Also, just 18 months we have built four airports that meet the highest international standards. In Kiev, we completed construction of the runway and new terminal. Fifty million euro has been directed to operating costs, among them - translators, selection and training of staff.

The final match of Euro 2012 attended by more than 63 thousand fans

More than 63,5 thousand fans attended the final match of Euro 2012 at the NSC "Olympic". In addition to the fans who came to the stadium, more than 100 thousand football fans watched the match in the fan-area.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the final match in Kiev attended by 11 thousand of Spanish and 5 thousand of Italian people.
Protection of public order in the capital of Ukraine provided 7000 representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Police officers patrolled the streets of Kiev reinforced squads, which was consisting of five police officers instead of three.
Recall that in the final of Euro 2012 the Spaniards defeated Italy 4-0 in the second time in a row won the European title. The match was played with overwhelming game and territorial superiority of wards Vicente del Bosque.

The last major infrastructure facility for Euro 2012

The last major infrastructure facility was finished in the end of May in preparation for Euro 2012 - opened at the Boryspil airport terminal D, which became the largest air terminal complexes in the country.
The project cost 4.8 billion UAH, including foreign investments.
    Terminal D can handle up to 15 million passengers a year. Its area is 107,000 square meters. In the area of origin of a new airport terminal - 61 receptions, 18-point control of aviation security, 28 passport control offices. 
Baggage handling system in the new terminal provides five levels of security controls. 
The capacity of the baggage handling system - more than three thousand units per hour.
The first charter flights to arrive in the new terminal in early June. Airlines need 60 days to translate the technical flights to the new object. Therefore, large companies will start to fly from this terminal from the 1st of August.

The remaining 100 days before the European Football Championship 2012!

Ukraine is a hospitable state. This year it takes a football championship Euro-2012. This event marked the right way to achieve Ukrainian European standards of living. Conducting championship leads to significant changes in the country. For Euro 2012 in Ukraine completed the construction of high quality sporting and social infrastructure. Conducting championship in Ukraine - is a powerful stimulus for social and cultural development.
Impose on Ukrainian Euro 2012 very high expectations. It is an object of national pride. Such a feeling shared by both the public and politicians, it is nice to note that Ukraine has no opposition to the tournament. On the contrary, successful organization championship became Ukrainian national idea. 

-What are built for Euro 2012?

The main achievements include:
4 new international airport, new terminal and new runway
New and reconstructed roads a European level
9 new hotels and more than 40 waiting to be opened in May 2012, and others.

- What qualities have Ukraine in order to make Euro 2012 success?

Ukraine - a large European country with nearly 50 million people who wants to successfully implement this project. For this is the inspiration Ukrainian and high motivation. The greatest potential is people, who make great efforts to successfully organize the largest on the continent football feast, after which the world for a long time would be delighted with our country. This confirms the great interest in the work of a volunteer. Prior to the tournament two years, and pilot projects show that today wanting to volunteer much more than in previous European Championships! Such public support is key to real success.