NSC “Olimpiyskiy” joins the project “Marriage in 24 hours”
Today, February 14, 2017, in the Presidential box of the main cultural and sports arena of Ukraine – NSC "Olimpiyskiy" - there was held a presentation of the new service: marriage through a simplified procedure in the framework of the project "Marriage in 24 hours". On St. Valentine's day, which is also called the day of all loving hearts, the main arena of Ukraine has received a certificate allowing it to organize wedding ceremony and has become the third facility in Kiev, where the pilot project of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine «Marriage per day" was implemented. Three pairs married in the new location during the first day of service introduction.
"Today we have witnessed, probably, one of the most important events for each person – creation of family. The fact that newlyweds have an opportunity today to register the marriage in the main sports arena of Ukraine has a symbolic meaning. This place is full of positive emotions of fans from throughout the country, this is the place where victory is forged. Victories and positive mood - is what every family must have", - Pavlo Petrenko, the Minister of Justice, said.
He also noted that the pilot project "Marriage in 24 hours" operates in more than 20 cities of Ukraine.
The Minister also informed the participants that the Parliament is working on amendments to the legislation which will give the opportunity to put this project on permanent basis.
"I have no doubts that the Parliament will support our initiative. We pass these functions to the local authorities to simplify life of Ukrainians, removing bureaucracy and unnecessary paper work", Pavlo Petrenko said.
The Head the Main territorial administration of Justice in Kyiv, Stanislav Kutsenko in turn awarded General Director of NSC "Olimpiyskiy" Valentin Gruzdev with certificate, which confirms the authority of the sports complex as the organizer of State registration of marriage in the framework of the project "Marriage in 24 hours".
"Since the start of the project in Kyiv, more than a thousand couples were registered under the new procedure. Today we have a new subject, that can give people happiness on this magnificent arena", - Stanislav Kutsenko said.
"NSC "Olimpiyskiy" - venue of historical events. I am very grateful to the Ministry of Justice for this trust. We are proud that NSC will be uniting hearts from toady", - Valentin Gruzdev, the Director General of the State Enterprise "National Sports Complex "Olimpiyskiy" added.
NSC "Olimpiyskiy" - the arena that unites hearts!
NSC "Olimpiyskiy" Press Service
The pilot project of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine «Marriage in 24 hours" was launched on July 29, 2016. The project assumes cancellation of the old Soviet bureaucratic rules that operate today and make the Ukrainians waiting at least 30 days after the application was lodged.
Among the first to join the project were close to the front cities Severodonetsk, Mariupol and Kherson. Also recreational cities as Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa were popular in the first wave.
The project is already operating in 20 cities: Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Kherson, Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Vinnitsa, Dnipro, Lutsk, Mykolayiv, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Sumy, Ternopil, Chernigov. Over 5000 pairs of newlyweds has already used this service.