Kyiv Mayor announces construction of new pedestrian bridge
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has announced the construction of a new pedestrian lightweight bridge in Kyiv under Swiss-developed blueprints, according to the news outlet Novoye Vremya.
"We inject investment in [municipal] infrastructure. For example, we will begin to build a pedestrian lightweight bridge under a Swiss project this year. The bridge is expected to link the Arka Druzhby Narodiv [the so-called Friendship of Nations Arch] near Yevropeyska Ploshcha ["European Square"] and Volodymyrska Hirka ["Saint Volodymyr Hill"]," Klitschko told Novoye Vremya in an interview.
"One can get to Kyiv's places of interest on foot," he added.
Read alsoKyiv to switch to non-cash payment for parking from Aug 10He also noted that the city authorities are now working on making the nearby capital funicular [cable railway] a modern and comfortable, attracting facility for tourists visiting the Ukrainian capital.
Moreover, the mayor shared his plans for the reconstruction of the Hydropark, a landscape-recreational park on the River Dnieper in Kyiv. Three international companies are ready to invest in this project to turn it into a Disneyland-like amusement park. "Investment will total about $500 million. We're now at the final stage of talks," he added.