The authorities in Bratislava, in conjunction with the city's various neighbourhoods as well as volunteers and students, will clean up the city's public areas during April prior to the Ice Hockey World Championship starting in late April in Bratislava and Košice, the TASR newswire reported, citing Ľubomír Andrássy, spokesman for Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftáčnik, on Tuesday, April 5.
In an initiative designed to give the streets a much-needed spruce-up ahead of the April 29-May 15 event, the cleaning squads are to descend not only on the streets in the vicinity of the championship venue, the Ondrej Nepela Stadium, but also in areas around core traffic junctions and in the city centre.
Over €500,000 is being earmarked towards the cleaning work, with €200,000 of this sum to be spent on repairing and reconstructing the run-down pedestrian underpass at Trnavské Myto. This work, which will include applying new layers of concrete, filling holes, removing graffiti and repainting, is being divided into four stages and is to be completed by April 25. Each weekend in April will see selected public areas cleaned, with the main railway station and its vicinity being targeted this coming Saturday.
Up to 40 volunteers kicked off the project by tidying up Trnavská ulica, a main thoroughfare, on the first Saturday of April.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Apr 2011 at 10:00