Kryvyi Rih local development practice took the first place in the national competition

Pub Date:December 5, 2019

The results of All-Ukrainian competition "Best local self-government practices" were announced onDecember4 in Kyiv. The representative event was held under the auspices of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine and with the support of the Council of Europe.

Kryvyi Rih participated in nomination "Local communities: Development based on distinctive features of regions and communities" and presented its practice called "Kryvyi Rih tourism: unreal reality".

This year the contest committee reviewed 136 local self-government practices and chose 30 winners. The experience of Kryvyi Rih in the field of tourism was highly rated at the state level.

Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories Development Viacheslav Nehoda awarded a diploma of the first degree for "Kryvyi Rih tourism: unreal reality" practice to Kryvyi Rih delegation headed by Advisor to the Mayor Kostyantyn Pavlov.

Advisor to the Mayor Kostyantyn Pavlov emphasized: "Today Kryvyi Rih is the Ukrainian leader in terms of introducing innovative approaches to city development not only as an industrial city. One of such examples is industrial tourism. In 2013 we started virtually from scratch with about 300 tourists per year. By 2016 this number there were 25.8 thousand tourists. This year our city has seen almost 52 thousand visitors over 11 months. Among them were representatives of Germany, the USA, the UK, France, and even Bolivia.

The key to the success of this, as well as many otherprojects that we have been implementing, was open interaction within the triangle "city government community business". Today a lot of people are interested in the experience of Kryvyi Rih. We are open to everyone and happy to share it!"

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In order to promote the tourism opportunities of the city at national and international levels, Kryvyi Rih participates in tourism exhibitions Ukraine International Travel & Tourism (UITT) andUkraine International Travel Market(UITM). In November 2018, Kryvyi Rih participated in the large-scale exhibition in Shanghai, China, as part of the national stand of Ukraine. This year Kryvyi Rih presented its industrial tourism at one of the largest tourism exhibitions in the world the World Travel Market (WTM) in London and at the International Travel Show TT Warsaw 2019.