This year the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine offered a number of tools to support and develop regions to the tune of about UAH 11 billion, transfers the funds to the regions, but requires the funds be utilized efficiently and along clearly determined priorities. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed commenting on the Government's decision.
"Through the mechanisms of regional development this year the Government allots about UAH 11 billion," the Prime Minister said. "We have drafted a Government decision that would allow local authorities to focus on priority projects."
He highlighted that nobody is allowed to muddle at the expense of the state budget funds. Instead, the main attention should be paid to high quality construction of pre-schools and vocational institutions, modernization of emergency medicine facilities, the development of physical education and sports facilities infrastructure, critical infrastructure objects, etc.
The Head of Government noted, if a concrete task is set at the State level, the Government will invest money to achieve the goal. Meanwhile, local authorities should not just to engage, but also to invest the available resource in specific areas - both in terms of building social infrastructure and implementing investment projects, creating new enterprises, new production facilities and new jobs.
"This is our shared position," underscored Volodymyr Groysman.