The government has initially agreed, that the segment of highway A2, which is nearly 106 km long, from Nowy Tomyśl to Świecko (border with Germany), will be built with concrete. – Such building will be more expensive, but then the exploitation of such highway will cost less – said Zofia Kwiatkowska, the spokesperson of Autostrada Wielkopolska. The road-building with concrete for Euro 2012 costs 22 billion zlotys more than with asphalt, whereas the preservation of concrete road is 15% cheaper. In conclusion it is worth paying more on road-building.
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Riding the wave of enthusiasm caused by Euro 2012 many Poles started dreaming. When will an event of this kind take place in Poland again? An analysis conducted by sport redactors it shows that it would be relatively easiest go obtain rights to organize the summer Olympic Games in Warsaw in 2024. It is also possible to organize the football Mundial, but not before 2030. An analysis by Michał Kiedrowski. Poland surely has some assets to organize football Mundial or summer Olympic Games in future, but it won’t happen within […]
According to the Euro 2012 Director Martin Cullen, Ukraine has undergone significant changes during preparations for the European Football Championship. UEFA official has expressed the view that the Euro modernizes the country. Asked about what has changed, Martin Cullen said: “Of course, there are many variations. Look at the roads that are radically changing, especially in hosting cities. EURO 2012 mobilizes each city and induces the emergence of new airports. If you go to other cities in Ukraine – there is real difference in favor of the four host cities. […]
In mid 2007, Poland was abuzz after receiving co-hosting rights with Ukraine for the Euro 2012 football championship. A year from the event, the country is biting its nails with key infrastructure yet to be completed. As May came to an end, a storm drew over the Polish capital, Warsaw, and it became evident that the roof at its brand new national football stadium – built ahead of the 2012 European Championship – was not entirely waterproof. Shortly beforehand, it had become known that the staircases at the stadium were […]
Martin Kallen, an operating executive, visiting Lviv a year before the Euro 2012 assessed the level of preparations of Poland for the tournament at the level of 80%, and Ukraine – a slightly lower. Generally, I am hopeful – he said. According to Kallen, “80%” for Poland concerns both the state of preparations of stadiums, as well as airports and highways. When it comes to Ukraine: stadiums consists in 70-80% and airports – 60%. However, as far as highways are concerned, it will take take 30-40 years. In Ukraine there […]
In the group of the most important infrastructure projects 80% of key investments is implemented in accordance with the plan and at low level of risk, while in case of important investments the ratio is 65%. – according to the annual report of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism. A comprehensive report on the Ministry of Sport and Tourism from the implementation of the investments of Euro 2012 in the period from March 2010 to February 2011 was accepted by the Council of Ministers and submitted to the Sejm. The […]
Ukraine’s preparations to co-host the European Football Championship in 2012 have fallen badly behind schedule. Uefa, Europe’s football governing body, has given the country until 30 November to show significant improvement, or face losing most of the matches to the co-hosts, Poland. In the eastern city of Donetsk, people are riding high on a tide of football fever. In May their team, Shakhtar, won the Uefa cup. Thousands came out onto the streets to celebrate and welcome the players home. The crowd seemed oblivious to the brooding presence of a […]
Poles are running ahead of schedule with their preparations. Poland is ahead of schedule in its preparations for the 2012 European Soccer Championship. The UEFA commission recently visited Poland and Ukraine to assess the situation and approved the progress made in the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, and Wroclaw, which will host the soccer games. Poland hopes that Ukraine will keep to its schedule and will clear the backlog, otherwise it will be denied the right to host the soccer championship. Our Euro-2012 host cities are Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv, […]
After a stuttering start, Poland has, unlike Ukraine, finally gained the confidence of UEFA, the governing body of European football, which recently confirmed that four Polish cities will host matches during the Euro 2012 football championships. Following early delays, Poland is likely to have acceptable stadiums in six cities, and the airport and hotel infrastructure looks to be in good shape as well. The problem, as ever in Poland, is with building a modern system of highways and expressways that would allow fans to move easily from venue to venue. […]
It’s been over 2 years since Poland and Ukraine were chosen to host the Euro 2012 championships. Politics and officials assure us that everything will be ready on time. – there will be highways, airports, and fast railways and the cities-hosts will be able to prepare well for such prestigious event. On the other hand from time to time there are some critical commentaries about the degree of the preparations. We decided to check how Polish cities are prepared for Euro 2012 We have visited 6 cities – candidates which […]