The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman urges Members of the Parliament to take the statist position for the adoption of the Budget-2017, which will start the process of reviving the national economy and establishing social justice in the country. He said this during the "Hour of Questions to the Government" at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Friday.
Yesterday the Government approved the draft Law on the State budget for 2017 on the second reading, the Prime Minister reminded.
He urged the MPs to cast aside political views and to support the State budget for 2017 and related laws.
"I deeply believe that there is an absolute majority of parliamentary factions and groups, individual deputies in the Ukrainian Parliament who have a statist position. Let us give people what they deserve. Let's just say that those last difficult years, they had lived from the beginning of the Russian aggression, were not in vain, that the times when we had to actually survive, they survived, and now we can start a completely different process - the process of revival of the national economy, and the process of raising real social standards," Prime Minister addressed MPs.
"Support the Budget for 2017 submitted by the Government in time, support the accompanying legislation that will provide an opportunity to establish social justice - and from January 1, 2017 people will really feel our support, for which we here was elected, and for which we are now working in the power," Volodymyr Groysman said.
Commenting on the draft Budget for 2017, the Head of the Government noted that it retains a number of priorities, in particular large-scale construction of roads, decentralization, increase teachers' salaries by 30% and doctors by 20%, purchase of medicines for citizens, the creation of centers of cardiovascular surgery, the introduction of a mechanism of reimbursement of medicines, support of small and medium-sized farms in the amount of UAH 5.5 billion, which can be increased to UAH 10 billion, support the coal industry in the amount of UAH 1.8 billion, ensuring costs on national security and defense, as well as Ukrainian diplomacy and culture.
The budget for 2017 also provides for raising the minimum wage to UAH 3200.
"In fact, we balanced the Budget. It is absolutely real in cause of 3% economic growth and moderate inflation," the Prime Minister said.