Poroshenko: Odesa Could Become Top Tourist Destination
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that Odesa could be a desirable tourist destination
Photo President Poroshenko Press Office
“I am convinced that Odesa region should become a leader of the East European tourism industry,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during a working visit to Odesa region. He added that Odesa was the tourist capital of Ukraine as well as the maritime and cultural center of the state.
“Ukraine can be a leader in the sphere of tourism. Anyone who doubts that should come to Odesa and see its beauty,” he added.
Poroshenko remarked that for the further development of the tourist destination it was necessary to have good roads.
“We have completed the construction of the Odesa-Reni highway and start to build a number of roads that will make Odesa a logistics center,” he said.
According to Poroshenko, it is also necessary to complete the construction of the runway at the Odesa airport.
“Today, it is an extremely ambitious task, which will significantly increase the flow of tourists to our Odesa.”
To further the tourism business in Odesa, Poroshenko signed the Law declaring the natural territories of Kuyalnik Estuary a resort of state importance.
“We launch the law of Ukraine on the declaration of natural territories of Kuyalnik Estuary in Odesa region a resort of state importance,” Poroshenko stressed while signing the document.
The implementation of these legislative changes will facilitate preservation and rational use of natural medicinal resources and increase the tourist flow to Odesa region.
“Thank you very much, Mr. President. We will attract investors and show the prospects. Kuyalnik can become and I’m sure it will become an international resort. But we should concentrate on the development of the whole region for this purpose,” Head of Odesa RSA Maksym Stepanov noted. According to him, Odesa region already hosts 6 million tourists a year.