The agreed draft state budget will be presented by members of the Cabinet of Ministers on September 15 and aftermath submitted to the Parliament, as required by Ukrainian legislation, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
“Last year we had submitted an honest budget on time, and it was not withdrawn. This year, on September 15, the Government will approve the draft budget for 2018 and table it in the Parliament. We will not withdraw the draft budget. We want an open and broad discussion, we want the budget to be clear”, stressed Volodymyr Groysman. “Top priorities (of the budget) will be presented at the Government sitting on Friday.”
The Head of Government added that in the document there are preserved all top priority sectors of the Government's work, as well as determined a number of problematic issues to be addressed, in particular financing roads, supporting educators, addressing healthcare issues, including in the rural area.
“We envisage an increase in financing of healthcare sector by UAH 10 billion within the framework of the reform the adoption of which we expect. It is significant that within the scope of the reform there is an initiative of the President of Ukraine on support of rural medicine. It is good that the President has taken the lead and responsibility for the reform, including rural medicine. It is essential to lift the sector out of the trap it occurred to be and to provide quality services for the citizens”, said Volodymyr Groysman.