Problems with the completion of some investments before the European football championships in 2012 in Poland and Ukraine do not pose any threat to the tournament – assured Tomasz Zahorski, a representative of the Pl.2012 company on Tuesday in Berlin.
Generally, a year before the event the Polish situation is really good. The tournament will be held for sure, and it will be of very good quality – said Zahorski at a press conference in the capital of Germany.
Some German media warned on Tuesday that preparations of Poland for the Euro 2012 might fail.
“Poland’s defeat – Euro 2012” – the title appeared in “FrankfurterAllgemeine Zeitung”. This article indicated problems with a Chinese consortium that builds the A2 motorway, as well as delays in the completion of the construction of National Stadium and the stadium in Gdansk. Another article entitled “Summer fairy tale or summer shame” was published by Berliner Zeitung.
Taking into account these articles Zahorski admitted that there may be some difficulties when it comes to preparations for the Euro 2012. However, everybody knew that they may occur. He also pointed out that cannot surely affect preparations for the tournament in whole, the entire event itself and the image of Poland. We have one year of hard work and we know exactly what to do every day.
– We will not work under the pressure of time. We will complete stadiums of good quality, which will be very safe and we will also take into account public finance (…) We do not paint the grass green – said Zahorski.
He also added that the A2 highway is not an investment the success of the Euro 2012 depends on. We have a range of means of communication such as railways or additional flights.
According to the representative of the PL.2012 company about 80% of the 78 priority projects related to Euro 2012, is implemented in accordance with the schedule. At such a scale of projects and use of resources, sometimes some of the project contractors will no bear the burden and may fail. We have to deal with it and react if necessary – he mentioned.
The tuesday’s conference in Berlin on the state of preparations for the Euro 2012 and promotion of tourism was organized by the Polish Tourist Information Centre in the capital of Germany.
Lviv Arena. “This is a building site with wires sticking out of concrete.
– The stadium, which in theory is to be dedicated in October is not even in the raw state. It’s a total construction site with wires sticking out of concrete – writes on his blog about the building of Lviv, where you want to host matches for Euro 2012, journalist Michael Sport.pl Pol.
Lviv visitors a year before the Euro 2012 football UEFA chief operating officer Martin Kallen, assessed the state of Polish preparations for the tournament at 80 percent, and Ukraine – a slightly lower. – Generally, I am hopeful – he stressed.
Along with Kallen, Lviv Arena also visited the journalist Michael Pol. Observations, which he shared on his blog, are much less optimistic. – The stadium, which in theory is to be dedicated in October is not even in the raw state. It’s a total construction site with wires sticking out of concrete. Yes Legion Stadium, which saw the construction of nearly every two weeks, he looked a half years ago – says.