The Government envisages in the draft State budget for 2017 setting up of a Road Fund that is aimed to enhance the process of major reconstruction of roads and to have a positive impact on the national economy. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on opening a Government meeting on Wednesday.
"We should intensify the major overhaul [of the roads], so we budget the creation of a new Road Fund. This means that Ukrainians will have jobs, related sectors with road construction industry will be involved in this process as well. It will also facilitate the development of the national economy," said Volodymyr Groysman.
"We all understand: more work - more jobs – enhanced competition - higher salaries for the Ukrainian citizens", he said.
The Prime Minister reminded that the Government this year had launched a large-scale repair of Ukrainian roads.
Among other priorities determined by the Government in the draft 2017 Budget are the support for the agrarian sector, energy efficiency, national defense and security, and prolonging the decentralization, accentuated the Prime Minister.