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Large parking lots proposed to be installed on road approaches to Kyiv

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News / 28 March 2013 | 16:55

Large parking lots proposed to be installed on road approaches to Kyiv

Large parking lots proposed to be installed on road approaches to Kyiv

Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Anatoly Prysiazhniuk intends to appeal to the government with the proposal to install large car parks on the road approaches to Kyiv.

“After a heavy snowfall, I made a conclusion that it is necessary to solve the issue of large parking lots on road approaches to Kyiv. When such emergencies occur, we need to have large parking lots for 300-500 cars at the distance of 30-50 km from Kyiv. They should have developed infrastructure as in Europe – petrol station, cafes, motel,” he told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

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Popov appoints new Kyivavtodor director

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News / 28 March 2013 | 16:48

Popov appoints new Kyivavtodor director

Popov appoints new Kyivavtodor director

Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov has appointed Petro Berehovyi as general director of the Kyivavtodor municipal corporation, the press service of the KCSA reports.

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Ukraine, Hungary reach number of agreements

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News / 28 March 2013 | 16:40

Ukraine, Hungary reach number of agreements

Ukraine, Hungary reach number of agreements

Ukraine and Hungary are set to expand transportation corridors, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said after the meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the Cabinet’s press office informs.

“We have decided to expand the existing transport networks in the border regions. We also will work on increase in services to our citizens, who cross the border,” Azarov said.

The parties agreed to hold the Days of Hungarian Culture in Ukraine and Days of Ukrainian Culture in Hungary.
Ukraine and Hungary are also going to provide grants for the mutual training of students in their universities.

In addition, it was agreed to increase cooperation in the energy sector, in particular for the development of nuclear energy, to increase the supply of Ukrainian electricity to Hungary and transit of European gas through Hungary to Ukraine.

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Ukrainians start visiting Bulgaria more often

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News / 28 March 2013 | 16:23

Ukrainians start visiting Bulgaria more often

Ukrainians start visiting Bulgaria more often

In 2013, the number of Ukrainian tourists visiting Bulgaria can grow by 30-40%, Bulgarian ambassador to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to the diplomat, the Embassy issued 140 thousand Bulgarian visas to Ukrainians in 2011, and this figure exceeded 200 thousand last year.
“Bulgaria has been popular among Ukrainians since the Soviet times. Most Soviet citizens wanted to visit our country and get to know our culture and resorts. The independent Ukraine has preserved and enhanced this interest. Taking into account the fact that the quality of tourism services in Bulgaria is growing steadily,” he said.
According to him, tourists from Ukraine like resting on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. Besides, he added, Bulgaria is a country with an ancient history, rich historical and cultural monuments and values.

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Ukraine, Hungary to develop traffic control points

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News / 28 March 2013 | 16:10

Ukraine, Hungary to develop traffic control points

Ukraine, Hungary to develop traffic control points

A number of bilateral documents was signed during the official visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov to Hungary, Cabinet’s press service informs.

Infrastructure minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kozak and Secretary of State Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary Peter Siyarto signed the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Hungary on international combined transport.

In addition, there was signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine and the Agency for Trade and Investment Promotion of Hungary. The document was signed by chairman of the State Agency for Investment Vladyslav Kaskiv on Ukrainian party and director of the Agency for Trade and Investment Promotion Erzsebet Dobos on Hungarian party.
 

Deputy agrarian policy and food minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Sen, and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry for Regional Development of Hungary Gyula Budai signed the Memorandum between the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine and the Regional Development Ministry of Hungary on cooperation in plant protection.

In addition, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed the joint statement on development of traffic control points on the Ukrainian-Hungarian state border.

 

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Bulgaria can be entered with Schengen visa

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News / 28 March 2013 | 15:51

Bulgaria can be entered with Schengen visa

Bulgaria can be entered with Schengen visa

Ukraine is one of the main economic partner for Bulgaria, deputy minister of economy, energy and tourism of Bulgaria Ivo Marinov told a news conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to the official, the number of Ukrainian tourists in Bulgaria increased by 44% in 2012. “Since last year, tourists can enter our country with the Schengen visa and stay in Bulgaria is not deducted from the period of validity. This contributes to rise in tourist flow,” Marinov said.

In addition, he said that since July 1, 2012, all Ukrainians staying in Bulgaria (regardless of reason) have the right to a one-year multiple-visa in the next year.

In his words, Bulgaria is actively developing such sectors as spa resorts. “The country has almost 600 mineral springs, 80% of which have medicinal properties. In addition, Bugarioa develops golf. Finally, we have a long tradition and experience of children and youth holiday camps across the country. Gastronomic tourism in Bulgaria, known for its diverse and spicy cuisine, also gains popularity,” the official concluded.

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Kyiv yards will be cleared of snow at weekend

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News / 28 March 2013 | 15:25

Kyiv yards will be cleared of snow at weekend

Kyiv yards will be cleared of snow at weekend

The snow of houses adjoining territories of Kyiv will be cleared at weekend, deputy director of emergency department of the Kyiv City State Administration Ivan Havryliuk informed.
“Snow in Kyiv is being removed. The main roads of the city have been already cleared, and we will soon start cleaning the adjoining territories. We will do it on Saturday and Sunday,” Havryliuk assured.

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Azarov: Ukraine begins importing gas through Hungary

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News / 28 March 2013 | 14:48

Azarov: Ukraine begins importing gas through Hungary

Azarov: Ukraine begins importing gas through Hungary

Ukraine has begun importing gas from Europe through Hungary, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at a news conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday, the Ukrainian government’s press office said in a statement.
“I am very pleased to inform you that today, and it is a significant event, the Ukrainian-Hungarian border has been crossed by the first molecule of gas in the reverse direction. It is no exaggeration to say that it is extremely large event, and it means a breakthrough towards Ukraine’s energy independence,” Azarov emphasized.
At the same time, the head of Ukrainian government personally thanked his counterpart for the basic approach, which allowed to conclude these negotiations and to start importing European gas to Ukraine via Hungary.
Existing capabilities will allow to import 2 billion cubic meters per year, but experts estimate that the capacity can be increased five times – up to 10 billion cubic meters.
At the same time, the sides agreed to work out a few more routes of hydrocarbons transportation.

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