Practices of Austria on regional development in mountain areas are considered useful and interesting to be introduced in Lviv, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Expertise and tools elaborated by Austrian colleagues will be most valuable for strengthening local governance, the creation of hospital districts, formal education development in the mountain region of Ukraine. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko during his meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria in Ukraine Ms. Hermine Poppeller.
The Vice Prime Minister said that the existing approaches to the formation of consolidated territorial communities, providing social, educational and medical services in mountain areas require serious improvement. "Earlier we were working with these areas with the help of subventions from the state budget. But financial support had not produced tangible results. Therefore, for us it is important to get professional help of experts from Austria, who have experience in building effective local governance in such areas", stressed Hennadii Zubko.