The FINANCIAL – The Cabinet of Ministers will agree with a company engaged in unit construction on building 20 hotels for the European Football Championship 2012, Vice Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov has announced in an interview with Sehodnia newspaper.
"In near future we may sign a memorandum on the up-to-minute technologies of unit construction with a well-known brand… This chain wants to build thirty hotels in Ukraine for three years. Twenty hotels by EURO 2012," Kolesnikov said.
In his words, hotels are built very quickly with these technologies.
He says such agreement will fix all problems with lack of hotels for the championship.
The vice prime minister notes, the government has a backup variants for construction of hotels for EURO 2012 that are now being explored.
In his words, no means from the state budget will be allocated for these ends but the budget will provide compensations for the interest on loans taken to build hotels.
With account for these compensations the interest rate will make 8%, Kolesnikov stressed.
In order to improve efficiency of preparations for the championship, he marks, it is necessary to streamline all decision-making processes.
"Next Wednesday the president and the prime minister give an order: promoting all documents with the red label EURO 2012 in twenty-four hours. Those guilty of delays will be looking for other jobs," Kolesnikov said.
Apart from this, he thinks only in April or May of 2011 it will known for sure that Ukraine retains its right for hosting the championship, as Europe has many countries with excellent infrastructure for holding the championship.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, parliament allocated UAH 10.1 billion in the state budget for 2010 for financing preparation for the finals of the 2012 European football championship, which will be held in Ukraine and Poland.
In particular, UAH 3.8 billion will be spent on development of transport infrastructure (mainly construction and modernization of automobile roads), UAH 3.5 billion on construction and repair of airports, UAH 1.2 billion on development of sports infrastructure, UAH 0.6 billion on development of hotel infrastructure, and UAH 0.3 billion on equipment for customs posts.