Friday, November 24, 2017

Yekaterinburg prepares for World Cup 2018 submission

Yekaterinburg's application portfolio for the World Cup in 2018 is ready for submission.

A meeting was recently coordinated by First Deputy Mayor of Yekaterinburg Sergey Shvindt to observe the progress of the portfolio, which involved nearly all the divisions of the city council, URBC.ru reports.

The hope for the portfolio is that it will demonstrate to World Cup officials what and how much should be invested in the development of the city's infrastructure to prepare the place for the championship.

Within the portfolio are sections detailing the plans for and the current conditions of the area's sports and medical facilities, hotels, the transportation network, water, heating, and power supply systems, waste recycling and environmental safety programs, urban development projects, and much more, according to URBC.ru.

Should Yekaterinburg be chosen as one of the Russian cities to host the World Cup in 2018, the portfolio will allow the city to get the necessary federal funding for the considerable expenses preparations will bring.