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Thursday, July 5, 2007

News From Lviv Regarding Euro-2012

From Ukrainian News

The City council of Lviv plans to allocate 30 land plots for construction of hotels during preparations for the Euro-2012 that will take place in Ukraine and Poland, said Head of the natural resources and land tenure department Mykhailo Bokalo.

According to Lviv’s Chief Architect Yurii Kryvoruchko, it is necessary to build eight 4-5-star hotels able to of accommodate a total of 800 people and several 3-star hotels capable of accommodating a total of 1,000 in Lviv before 2012.

Kryvoruchko believes that what Lviv needs most of all is 1-2-star hotels to accommodate about 40,000 people. He believes that student hotels can temporarily be converted into hotels.

Lviv region’s Governor Petro Oliinyk has set up an organizing committee on preparation for hosting the 2012 European soccer championship.