By the end of next year, a $35 million renovation of the airport’s runway and terminal should be finished,

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Presidential Chief of Staff, wrote on Facebook after landing. Serving Kryvyi Rih, a city of 60000 and part of the Dnipro and Kropyvnytskyi regions, the airport terminal will be able to process 400 passengers an hour. Kryvyi Rih is one of the 16 regional airports undergoing upgrades in an effort to restore domestic aviation.

‘Big Construction’ money is pouring into the President’s hometown.

In addition to road improvements, projects include: renovation of Metallurg Stadium to seat 20,000 spectators; renovation of Spartak youth stadium to seat 7,000 people; construction of a $10 million municipal swimming pool; and construction of a new, high speed tram line.