photo: Lily Sharlovskoe
In the first place in the contest put the topic of security. Power structures of Ukraine ordered to the end of the year to develop a plan of organizational and practical measures to ensure the safety of the Eurovision song contest. At the Kiev city administration and the National television company of Ukraine is responsible for preparation of the venue of the contest, erection of infrastructure and the broadcast of the song contest. Then we are talking about ensuring the advertising campaign of the competition in Ukraine and abroad.
The Kyiv city administration at the beginning of the week determined a rough plan of the locations song contest. It is clear that the main action will take place in the exhibition centre on the Left Bank of Kiev. This modern complex, which hosts all sorts of salons, exhibitions and displays, belongs to a private company. But the mayor of Kiev insists that the agreement on the conducting of competitive events is achieved and no problems. The exhibition centre is convenient because it is, in fact, a building – transformer. There you can build walls, build the stage and put as many ranks for guests as needed. According to preliminary calculations, the building of the ICC can accommodate up to 12 thousand people. The only problem is that ICC is almost on the outskirts of Kiev. But the mayor’s office promised to let extra light trams. In the buildings of the Exhibition centre will house the main arena and the press center.
But Eurodomino or as it is called in the Kiev city administration — Euroslide — it’s understandable you intend to place on Khreschatyk near the independence square. With this purpose there will be a restored fountain and the pavement. The Euroclub will be placed in the center of “Park.” As for different events of the competition intend to use the “Mystetskyi Arsenal” and the area in front of the temple of Sophia. The inclusion of this landmark for the Orthodox seat in the program of the pop music festival, the city government explain the fact that there is supposedly and so the holidays are always a lot of people and celebrations are held there.
According to Director General of the National television company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania, the preparation of only one arena and infrastructure will take about 2 billion hryvnia. According to him, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that he is ready to spend the money because they are all the same will go to the needs of the city. Following the competition, the infrastructure will remain Kiev. However, according to Alasania, too early to rejoice, as “critical and even cretinism of the situation lies in the fact that the money the state has, and it is ready to Finance the competition. There is money and the city. Kiev and also his part is willing to invest. However, both are impossible without changes in the 2016 budget and the adoption of the budget 2017. To happen these events should sessions of Parliament and Kyiv city Council.”. And while money is not approved in the budget, they are unable to select. Free as no one wants to work. Meanwhile, it is time to hire workers for carrying out construction works and preparation of the competition.