Ukraine will commission key facilities of Euro 2012 by the end of 2011. Next year the government will be focused on the transport component, including the launch of high-speed transport and the completion of all road projects, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov said in an interview with newspaper Ekspres.

According to him, after the commissioning of arenas and airport terminals for Euro 2012 in host cities, the first half of 2012 is set to launch fast transport communication between host cities.

"In 2012, big changes for the better will be seen on Ukrainian railways. The cities that are hosting Euro 2012 will get high-speed trains. We're actively working with South Korea's Hyundai in this direction. We've bought ten trains for the championship from the company," Borys Kolesnikov said, ForUm learned from the Ukrainian 2012 information portal.

The second task is the road network, where several important projects are to be completed, Kolesnikov said.

"Our team has applied huge efforts to the construction of roads. I think that Lviv has seen several clear examples of improvements in the quality of roads and around the city as well. Active construction continues in other cities. From the western borders to Kyiv, there are now rather good roads. Last month we commissioned part of a road over 80 kilometers long – on the highway leading from Kyiv to the Russian border. We want to realize more projects from the point of preparations, but our team hasn't had enough time to do more – a lot of time was lost in previous years," he said.

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