Ukraine has every opportunity to enter the TOP-40 countries list of the World Bank's Doing Business ranking in the medium term, and to introduce smart regulations allowing the country to enlarge the SMEs sector and to make it a strong growth hub. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during a meeting with entrepreneurs.
The Head of Government took part in the opening of a new on-line platform for communication and interaction between government and businesses, developed with the assistance of the Better Regulation Delivery Office and the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The new platform allows entrepreneurs to launch start-up along 15 directions, mostly in the area of small and medium-sized businesses - from the restaurant to the private kindergarten and the family doctor's office. The platform located in Kyiv was joined by three Ukrainian cities - Mykolayiv, Chernivtsi and Vinnytsia.
"We have a paramount task to promote the development of the national economy. And it will be fulfilled, in particular when we engage in developing of small and medium-sized businesses, when launching a business will become easy and transparent," said Volodymyr Groysman.
He stressed that the Government is taking action to achieve the goal through abolishing over 360 groundless and inefficient regulations; instead, bills it engages in drafting bills, aimed to improve the conditions for doing business in Ukraine.
"I assure you that Government control should be smart, while deregulation should be reasonable. And all endeavors should be directed at improving the quality of doing business," urged the Prime Minister.
He added that there are certain problems that worry entrepreneurs related to connection to networks, land allocation, etc. "There are certain problems, but wherever local government is responsible, wherever transparent and understandable rules of the game are introduced, in those areas we see the development. Such practices should be made public and set as examples,” said the Head of Government, “We possess the potential and have everything necessary to make businesses successful and to improve our performance in the Doing Business ranking - to enter TOP-40 countries. This goal is achievable."