Imperial Tobacco opens a new recreation area and fountain in Golosiivkiy district


Eugene Walsh, General Director of Imperial Tobacco Ukraine (left), Oleksandr Mazurchak, First Deputy Head of Kyiv State Administration and Oleksandr Neznal, Head of Golosiivska district state administration opening the new recreation area

On October 23, 2012, a new recreation area in the urban district Teremky-II and a fountain in Golosiivskyi Park at Orikhuvatskyi ponds were formally opened with the support of Imperial Tobacco. The inauguration is part of a social program "Kyiv is our city", organised by Imperial Tobacco with the help of the Association of Philanthropists of Ukraine. The Kyiv is our city programme is aimed at the preservation of historical and cultural heritage and the provision of attractions and facilities in the capital.

The new recreation area has modern paving, comfortable benches,a decorative fountain and, most importantly, night lighting. Imperial Tobacco purchased the necessary equipment (fountain, lights, benches) and financed the construction work. Prior to the work commencing, a group of Imperial Tobacco volunteers joined staff of Golosiivska district state administration to clear and landscape the site.

The fountain in Golosiivskyi park is made up of 63 water jets and 53 LED bulbs and will work in 4 different modes. At its highest point, the fountain will reach 20 meters.

This year, Imperial Tobacco has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Golosiivska district state administration for the implementation of social projects. The total amount of investment is more than 500 thousand hryvnias. It should be noted that these activities were implemented before the enactment of the law that prohibits tobacco companies from participating in corporate social responsibility programmes in Ukraine.

Oleksandr Neznal, Head of Golosiivska district state administration:
"It is wonderfull that from now our district will benefit from this fountain and recreation area".

Eugene Walsh, General Director of Imperial Tobacco Ukraine:
"To support and contribute to the local community is an important part of our social responsibility. We are happy that, thanks to this year's collaboration with Golosiivska district state administration, we were able to demonstrate the Company's commitment to our district”.

Oleksandr Maksimchuk, President of ACO “Association of Philanthropists of Ukraine”:
“The Association of Philanthropists is very happy to be part of this campaign, which is important both for those who live in Golosiivskyi district and all residents and guests of the capital. I am sure it will serve as a great example to other companies and encourage them to do something similar".