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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Euro-2012. A New Initiative. Or Just A Joke?

There is one news which could be funny, smart and strange in the same time. It is in close relation with Euro-2012.

According to the experts, almost K500 tourists are going to visit Ukraine for this event. So, Ukraine needs a lot hotels and housing to receive such huge number of people.

Lyudmila Mescherskih, Chief of Regional Development and Public tourist resorts has own solution She said that according to the concept developed by the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Economy, in a city where the championship will be held (Kiev, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Lviv), to be built 50 to 70 hotels of between 3 and 5 stars.

However, Mescherskih noted that after the championship these hotels will not be filled and thus might not be profitable for investors.

"... let this be a small residential district in which the State would build the infrastructure, and companies that want to make investments, to build housing," said Mescherskih.

According to her, in the there will be built multifamily houses, which after a championship can be sold to young families on the program of youth housing loan.

"It is much better than build luxury hotels, as in Kiev is not enough hotels for middle-class tourists who could not buy expensive hotel suites," she said.

Sounds very unexpected. Is anybody asked the tourists if they want to live in multifamily residential houses instead hotels??