This UNIAN correspondent was told in the press service of Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy`s DCH Group, which implements the complex program of Kharkiv preparation for Euro 2012.

According to the press service, before that Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced amendments to the project of reconstruction of Kharkiv International Airport – approved adjustments to the project and the title object, which envisaged the construction of a new airport runway.

According to new data, the cost of reconstruction of the International airport “Kharkiv” is UAH 1086.53 mln. (including construction and installation works – 759.5 million, equipment – 81.6 million, others – 245.4 million). The increase was due to several reasons: the change of configuration of taxiways (TW) (trunk TW added), the adjustment included a new index of inflation, the cost of many construction works have increased compared to last year. I.e. actual increase was due to the inclusion in the new estimate of the estimated coefficients. It is important to understand that these are planned numbers, which in fact will continue to be adjusted. The actual cost of work on the airfield will be comparable to other airports.

The cost of reconstruction of the International airport “Kharkiv” consists of two components: the investment of the private investor Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy (DCH group president, the general investor and coordinator of Kharkiv preparation to Evro-2012) and funding from the state budget. The airport complex reconstruction, construction of a new terminal, reconstruction of existing one, creating of a temporary terminal, reconstruction of the station square, a number of other works are being financed by Yaroslavskyy. The airfield (as well as airfields in all other Ukrainian airports – it is a strategic object, which is state property, and, therefore, is reconstructed through budget funding) is being financed from the state budget.

Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy`s total investment (airport complex, station square) – 508.8 mln. Total public investment (financing from the state budget in the reconstruction of the airfield complex) – 1086.53 mln. Total investments – 1595.53 mln.

Construction works started in August 2008 (construction of a new terminal), its end – April 2012 (including the construction of a temporary terminal, which is designed to provide peak capacity during the matches of Euro 2012). On August 27 there`s a terminal opening planned – 3 months earlier than had been anticipated by original schedule. Completion date of works in the airfield – the end of 2011.

UNIAN info: International airport “Kharkiv” is being currently renovated under preparation for the finals of European Football Championship 2012. The project realization started on 1 April 2008, when the company “New Systems AM (DCH group) won the competition for the rental of a complete property complex of the Kharkiv airport. The reconstruction project includes the construction of the new terminal, reconstruction of existing one, construction of a new runway and apron repair, improvement of the station square. After completing the reconstruction Kharkiv airport will be able to take a variety of aircrafts like the aircraft type Airbus A-320 and Boeing B-737. The new terminal area of more than 20 thousand square meters will increase passenger service to 650 thousand people per year by 2011. The reconstruction of the hotel at the International airport “Kharkiv” and the creation of a modern parking lot, construction of bus terminal on the square in front of the International airport “Kharkiv” is also planned.

DCH group is one of the largest business groups in Ukraine. It has assets of various sectoral affiliation (beneficiary – Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy). DCH consolidates most of the assets of one of the oldest and most powerful financial-industrial groups in Ukraine – UkrSibbank Group. DCH assets are represented by industrial enterprises, construction and development companies, financial institutions, etc. Since 2007, the Group is implementing a complex program of Kharkiv preparation for Euro 2012. The program includes the reconstruction of several objects of sports infrastructure (including Metalist Stadium) and the International Airport “Kharkiv”.The total investment of Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy in Kharkiv preparation for Euro 2012 at the end of the first half of 2010 exceeded UAH 2 billion.

UNIAN, Kharkiv