The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has a keen interest in cooperation within the framework of the project "Support of Leading Organizations in Combating Corruption in Ukraine" InterAction", which is being implemented with the assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This was stated by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yuriy Lavrenyuk during a meeting with the project manager L. Held.
Yuriy Lavrenyuk emphasized the Ministry of Infrastructure was the pioneer among the state authorities to establish the post of Deputy Minister responsible for the prevention and fight against corruption. «This was the initiative of the Minister of Infrastructure. Anticorruption Department was created at once. We have built a competent professional team that implements measures designed to prevent, detect and counteract corruption», the Deputy Minister stressed.
He noted the Ministry of Infrastructure is open to dialogue with the public and added that they have established a public monitoring committee that constantly controls the use of public funds and an effective institute of authorized persons for the prevention of corruption, both in the Ministry and in state enterprises that are under the Ministry’s management.
In turn, the project manager commended impressive results of the Ministry in preventing and fighting against corruption and expressed a desire to collaborate. As a promising direction for cooperation, Yuriy Lavrenyuk proposed to create a General Inspectorate in the structure of the Ministry, following the example of the United States. «I hope that with the support of the "InterAction" project as well as of the USAID we will have such an inspectorate in the Ministry of Infrastructure», he underscored.
The interlocutors discussed a further plan of cooperation and agreed on the next meeting.