Kyiv Mayor announces construction of new pedestrian bridge

16:19, 29 September 2017
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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has announced the construction of a new pedestrian lightweight bridge in Kyiv under Swiss-developed blueprints, according to the news outlet Novoye Vremya.

Photo from Kyiv City State Administration

"We inject investment in [municipal] infrastructure. For example, we will begin to build a pedestrian lightweight bridge under a Swiss project this year. The bridge is expected to link the Arka Druzhby Narodiv [the so-called Friendship of Nations Arch] near Yevropeyska Ploshcha ["European Square"] and Volodymyrska Hirka ["Saint Volodymyr Hill"]," Klitschko told Novoye Vremya in an interview.

"One can get to Kyiv's places of interest on foot," he added.

Read alsoKyiv to switch to non-cash payment for parking from Aug 10He also noted that the city authorities are now working on making the nearby capital funicular [cable railway] a modern and comfortable, attracting facility for tourists visiting the Ukrainian capital.

Moreover, the mayor shared his plans for the reconstruction of the Hydropark, a landscape-recreational park on the River Dnieper in Kyiv. Three international companies are ready to invest in this project to turn it into a Disneyland-like amusement park. "Investment will total about $500 million. We're now at the final stage of talks," he added.

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