The Government's main objective for 2017 is to prolong and expedite an economic upswing that will positively affect the quality of people’s lives. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated on air of the ICTV television channel on Tuesday.
"Our objective for 2017 is to continue and accelerate economic growth. Hence, the agenda for 2017 - the Budget that we adopted – is as follows: we are going to develop Ukrainian industry, we will do everything to achieve energy independence and must solve this year an issue of building a fair pension system for Ukrainian citizens, for the most vulnerable social group of Ukrainians – pensioners", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"I’d really want to achieve that in 2017 people could feel on their own life that a steady rise in prices stopped, that the national product is manufactured and the GDP grows. ...That means more jobs, more competitive Ukrainian goods, thereby we shall significantly strengthen the Ukrainian currency. I believe that we will be able to do everything to stabilize the situation in the country", stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Today he presented a Report on the progress and results of implementation of the Programme of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2016 and spoke about the steps taken and the achievements.
Measures taken by the Government have already yielded result and entailed the growing trend in the economy.
"I'm rather a self-critical person. I consider that we have managed to do not much. But see what we have today, so those efforts that we directed to achieve economic growth produced result. I understand that people still do not feel cardinal changes nowadays", accentuated Volodymyr Groysman.
Namely, by results of the 4 quarter of 2016, the GDP growth rate reached 4.7%, despite the forecasts of many agencies claiming it at the level of 0.5-1%.
Another achievement is the Government raised the salaries for teachers by 50%, by 30% - for physicians, by UAH 2 thousand for the rescuers, increased the minimum wage twofold.
The Prime Minister noted that the achieved indicators of 2016 are the outcome of the work of all Ukrainian citizens and thanked everyone for that. According to him, there are no obstacles, the target will be achieved and success will be real.