The Sports Department spends about 10 million euros a year on building, developing and renewing properties. It manages about 146,500 square metres of buildings, 4,800 hectares of land areas and 3,900 hectares of water areas in and around Helsinki. The largest sports buildings are the Töölö Sports Hall, the Sports Mill in Myllypuro, the swimming, sports and skating halls at the Pirkkola Sports Park, the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall, the Itäkeskus Swimming Hall, the Ruskeasuo Sports Hall and the Latokartano Sports Hall. The Sports Department manages also the Tali Football Hall, the Pajamäki Football Hall and Myllypuro Pallomylly.
The Sports Department also manages the Swimming Stadium and the outdoor pool in Kumpula, which reopened in June 2005 after renewal. It is also responsible for buildings at beaches and marinas.
In recent years the Sports Department has renewed buildings and fields at outdoor sports facilities and marinas. The Sports Department is also responsible for maintaining buildings and paths in many outdoor recreation areas and on islands beyond the city's borders.
A reverse charge mechanism for value added tax will be used in the construction sector from 1 April 2011
The City of Helsinki is an entrepreneur as intended in section 8 c subsection 1 of the Finnish value added tax act. A reverse charge mechanism for value added tax will be applied to the Public Works Department of the City of Helsinki as buyer of construction services.
The VAT number of the City of Helsinki is FI02012566.
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