The key event will have serious impact on the course of preparation and to organization of the 2013 Apimondia Congress in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv is preparation to and co-hosting of the final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship by Ukraine.
Pursuant to Decree of the President of Ukraine No 389/2007 of 8 May 2007 On Ensuring Preparation to and Co-Hosting of the Final Tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship by Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has developed an Action Plan for 2007–2012 concerning preparation to and co-hosting of the final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship by Ukraine. This plan includes a number of projects implementation of which will ensure that all participants of the 2013 Apimondia Congress are provided with better and more comfortable conditions of staying in Ukraine’s capital, in particular:
- Acceleration of construction, reconstruction, and better organization of various objects of tourism industry and hotel infrastructure in Kyiv and also in Odesa and Lviv included to post- and pre-tours, in order to bring these objects into conformity with world standards and put them into operation by 2012. In particular, 38 new hotels are scheduled for opening by 2012 inclusively, including 8 five-star, 15 four-star, and 15 three-star hotels. The 2013 Apimondia Congress will be held in the city with excellent conditions for accommodation, work, and leisure of thousands of foreign guests.
- Development of the tourism development plan for 2008 – 2012 in order to create favorable conditions to meet demands of foreign delegates and tourists. In particular, the Theater at Podil and Theater at Troyeshchyna will be built, and the Drama and Comedy Theater at the Left Bank will be renovated. The plan also includes establishment of the Museum of the Sixtiers and the Ivan Franko Museum.
- Ensuring proper functioning of the transportation infrastructure and airports, increase of the scope and improvement of quality of transportation services. Work continues on reducing the number of traffic jams and increasing traffic capacity of Kyiv roads, which includes reconstruction of thoroughfares and five main squares of the city, procurement of new rolling stock, improvement and expansion of Kyiv Metro system to ensure better servicing of the city centre, construction of 220-km Metro belt line which is expected to be completed by 2012, and in addition, construction of railroad connecting the city with the Boryspil International Airport.
- Ensuring safety and public order in Kyiv.
The first-priority areas of investment as part of preparation of Ukraine’s capital to the Euro 2012 are: transportation infrastructure (62.9% of the total amount of financing of the Target Municipal Program); hotel infrastructure (19.6%); and communal and utilities services (9.4%). Total amount of investments which Ukraine plans to receive to improve its infrastructure as part of preparation for the Euro 2012 will exceed EUR 16 billion.