The main challenge in the medium term perspective is to ensure sustainable economic growth in the country. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced in his opening address at a round table devoted to the discussion of the economic block of the Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions for the Government until 2020 with experts, members of public organizations and central executive authorities.
A draft Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions through 2020 elaborated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was presented at a meeting of the Government on December 28 and offered for further public discussion.
Today's meeting is the beginning of a dialogue between the expert community and the government aimed to consider in details the Medium-Term Plan and take into account the opinions of the public to finalize it.
"It is crucial to engage in a dialogue, so that it would be our joint action plan – that of experts, the Government, the Parliament and other institutions - which would give the opportunity to implement it and to achieve that real growth performance be tangible for the citizens. This is our essential task," stressed the Prime Minister.
Among the topmost priorities for the Government determined in the aforesaid Plan is development of the national economy and sustainable economic growth, he noted.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the measures taken in recent years had had a positive impact on the economy and entailed marginal growth in 2016. However, this is insufficient - economic development should reflect on improving the quality of people’s lives, assures the Head of Government.
"I would really like that when we are talking about the economy we would understand that the figures and growing trends that we observe are felt by ordinary Ukrainians - in their pockets, the wages - that our economy is becoming competitive, that we can provide growth enabling us to become a truly economically strong state. We have all the conditions for that," said the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman accentuated that the elaborated document should become a real action plan for everyone to implement. "It is very important to ensure the action plan would become a blueprint for each authority to base its activity on," he said.
It is also vital to maintain monitoring and reporting of the authorities regarding the implementation of the plan and its adjustment, if necessary, added the Head of Government.
After shaping of the Medium-Term Plan completed a package of relevant legislative amendments will be drafted and submitted to the Parliament for considering.
The Prime Minister assured of its willingness to provide personal leadership in the execution of the developed plan.
"When we have our joint plan of action, I am ready to ensure 100% lead as long as I am the Prime Minister of the country. We are committed to implement sectoral reforms".
In the round table, namely, were participating First Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade/ Sales Representative Ukraine Natalia Mykolska, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maksym Nefyodov, co-chair of the Strategic Group of Advisers to Support Reforms in Ukraine Ivan Miklos, Deputy Chairman of the Strategic Group of Advisers to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Pavlo Kukhta, President of the Center for Economic Development Olexander Paskhaver, President of the Board of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting Ihor Burakovsky, Business Ombudsman of Ukraine Algirdas Shemeta, representative of the Dragon Capital Olena Bilan, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Strategy Hlib Vyshlinsky, head of the Financial and Economic Analysis Office in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Victor Mazyarchuk, as well as business representatives.