The General director of the JSC “Kyiv International Contract Fair” Vladimir Ivanov greeted the participants of the festival:”Building and Architecture 2008” is the main building forum in Ukraine. The gross area of the Festival is 40 000 square meters. Over 900 participants from 16 countries and all regions of Ukraine. 11 specialized exhibitions are disposed in three pavilions and on the open area of the exhibition centre “Kiev Expo Plaza”. Vladimir Ivanov thanked collective organizers from Poland, Turkey, Germany, Finland, which took part in preparation of the exhibitions. He also wished successful work to the participants and guests of the festival “Building and Architecture 2008”.
Anatoliy Berkuta, the Deputy Minister of regional development and building of Ukraine took part in the opening ceremony. He told about achievements in industry for the last year and plans of development for the nearest years. “Last year we increased the volumes of building by 16%, built for more then 10 million square meters. Ukrainian government has more ambitious plans. Temps of building have been increased for the last years. Today we talk about harmonious building up of our cities, and building of the habitation of the middle class and widely available habitation for social destination. For this purpose we have to do everything to make investors been interested in building in Ukraine.
Olgerd Djekonsy, the Vice- Minister of infrastructure of republic of Poland thanked organizers for the opportunity to take part in the opening of the festival. And also marked: “Building is the industry, in which the exchange of experience between specialists from different regions and countries takes place. The main is to use good projects, to build using qualitative materials. The joined organization of “Euro-2012” gives perfect possibilities for Ukrainian and Poland cooperation. But using this possibility, we also want Ukrainian and Poland companies to find market for export in our country and in Europe. Both we and our Ukrainian partners have alike looks for the situation. It also concerns dwelling houses. To know what to build and how to build we have to meet more often and to take part in such exhibitions. I am very glad that Polish companies take part in the Festival “Building and Architecture 2008”. Olgerd Djekonsy wished all the participant to build more and to get income.