"Major overhaul of the country implies not just new high-quality roads but also the beginning of the revival of sports infrastructure. The Government and personally Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman supported my initiative based on studying experience of Poland, inter alia allocating 10% of resource of the State Regional Development Fund for sports facilities", stressed Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov.
In 2017, due to this program, the work on implementation of 84 projects for the construction, reconstruction, repair of sports grounds, swimming pools, youth athletic centers, stadiums all over Ukraine is underway. Notably, in district centers and settlements this year there has been allotted by the Government the sum worth UAH 373.72 million.
In general, in 2016-2017, the Government has directed over UAH 470 million into restoration and construction of dozens of sports facilities throughout Ukraine. The projects are implemented through co-financing with local governments, hence the total amount of expenditures can be doubled.
"This is considered one of the country's largest investments in the revival of sports infrastructure throughout all Ukraine's independence years, and I believe that the implementation of such a nationwide program will, for years to come, lay a very solid foundation for the qualitative development of all mass sports and sports of Ukraine's records," the Minister summed up.