Will the "unplanned" collapse of the Nevytsky Castle tower speed up its restoration?
This was stated in an interview to the Ukrinform by the head of the Department for Economic Development of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Denys Man.
"The fact that the tower collapsed before the beginning of the work is really an unfortunate coincidence, and of course we would like this to not have happened. But, fortunately, during the fall, the walls were not damaged, and this is also a very important fact", - Denys Man said.
"The roof of the fallen tower was last repaired in the late 1960's - early 1970's. It was made in 1923. This is a relatively long period, but, of course, we would like its service life to be much longer. During the last two years, there have been a lot of talks that the tower needs immediate repair. So it was decided to dismantle it - and to do it as an urgent task. In addition, our announcement of the work commencement also made it clear to the participants of the tourist market that access to the monument will be restricted: the castle is visited by dozens of tourists every day, and works could not have been carried out without the announcement. The funds for dismantling work were provided in the regional budget, but it was impossible to do it in January or February. The works were planned to be started in the spring," - Denys Man said.
"Perfomance of works on such facilities requires a special license, which significantly narrows the range of potential participants. We invited specialists from Lviv who inspected the tower and gave suggestions for the works", - he added.