In the Kiev city state administration has identified five main locations for the holding of the Eurovision song contest -2017. About this in his Facebook said the Director of the Department of transport ifrastruktury KSCA Sergei Meisel.
“Two locations will be located in the international exhibition center – the main arena and press centre, EuroClub will be located in BC the Park, Euroslide organized in the capital. Place the opening and closing of the song contest is now being discussed – celebrations will be held in Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv city state administration or on the territory of Sofia,” said he.
According to him, the most important in preparation is the arrangement exactly five platforms.
“Special attention to landscaping of the left Bank area, since they are from two locations. Discussed the possibility of running the summer bus, which will ply the river from the Poshtova square to the main venue of the festival on the left Bank. Identified the need to create a project convenient pedestrian crossings,” said Meisel.
He added that in preparation for the Eurovision-2017 will be renovated and the main lighting of the road surface created by festive illumination (Brovarsky Avenue, Rusanovskoye waterfront and the Metro bridge).
On the Khreshchatyk will create a comfortable zone, which will house Euroslide. This followed the repairs of the road surface and the repaired fountain on the Independence square. “Also identified changes in the organization of the road and discussed the need for installation of additional traffic lights,” added the official.
On 9 September it was reported that the Eurovision song contest-2017 will be held in Kiev in international exhibition centre on the Left Bank.
After the victory of the Ukrainian singer Jamala Eurovision 2016 with the song “1944”, dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people, was a competition among Ukrainian cities to host Eurovision-2017. Applied Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Kherson.
On July 22, the finalists are Kiev, Odessa and the Dnieper river.
The organizers repeatedly postponed the announcement of the host city of Eurovision-2017: first, it was planned to determine the winner before August 1, then Independence Day, then was cancelled a briefing, announced on August 25.
The head of the National TV company Zurab Alasania (broadcaster involved in the organization of the competition) explained the delay in determining the host city of the competition problems in the organization. According to him, the working group of the organizational Committee took a time-out for clarification and revision joint positions with the cities.
The Cabinet has allocated to the State Committee for television and radio broadcasting of 450 million UAH from the reserve Fund to host Eurovision-2017.