Kyiv City Council plans to increase spending on the organization and hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko has said this during today’s meeting of Kyiv City Council, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"We must approve amendments to the budget for 2017. In particular, it concerns the funds needed for the target municipal programme on the prevention of and fight against crime “Safe capital”. And also regarding the financing of events on the organization and hosting of Eurovision,” said Klitschko.
According to him, it is proposed that budget funds, remained at the Culture Department of Kyiv City Sate Administration as of the beginning of the year, be also spent on Eurovision organization in order to host the song contest at a high level.
"To transfer to Ukraine’s national budget a subvention worth UAH 165 million from the city budget,” said Klitschko.