At the expense of state support for regional development, in particular of the State Regional Development Fund and the resource planned for subvention for consolidated communities, in 2017 the regions have launched implementation of 2,800 infrastructure projects, thus making it possible to assert the new quality of education, infrastructure, medical and social provision in communities and rural areas is being introduced. Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko stressed on air of Channel 5.
"Regional policy should be discussed in terms of opportunities. In rural areas, about 31% of Ukrainian citizens reside, hence it is crucial to create conditions to maintain and develop such human potential. Rural areas provide the largest share of gross domestic product, which is then converted into currency reserves of the country", said Hennadii Zubko.