The social and economic situation in Ukraine and preparation for Euro-2012 discussed at the meeting between Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Pavel Koval, according to the government’s press-office.
The meeting was held at Poland’s request in the House of Government. Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak told the Polish officials and diplomats about the social and economic situation in Ukraine and assured that Viktor Yanukovych works as usual and spares no effort to ensure economic and political stability in the state.
The guests took an active interest in two ministries, in particular, patronized by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak – Ministry of Housing and Communal Services and Ministry of Regional Development and Building. Volodymyr Rybak told about reforming housing and communal services and that this year Ukraine starts building of social dwelling for socially unprotected citizens in which the Polish delegation showed particular interest.
The meeting also concerned preparation for Euro-2012. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Pavel Koval expressed concern upon timely and efficient preparation of the infrastructure in Ukraine and Poland. The Polish side is anxious that there is lack of builders, building materials for hosting Euro-2012 at proper level. But the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister reassured his guest that Ukraine possesses necessary potential and even able to help Poland in building experts.
Volodymyr Rybak told that next week the Government intends to invite the representatives of local authorities from six cities participating in Euro-2012 from Lviv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Kharkov and Kyiv and consider with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych a complex of top priority issues concerning building of roads, stadiums, hotels etc.
He said that we are building now a new covered stadium in Donetsk – the third one in the city and invited the Polish officials to visit the first football match, slated for 7 May 2008.