Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal made this statement during a meeting with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC), which unites the largest investors and international companies operating in Ukraine.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that the program "Affordable Loans at 5-7-9%" will be extended next year in such a form it operates now.
"The program has been gaining momentum rather long. And now it pays it way. At business meetings, we are asked to continue the program and there are objective reasons for that. Many people received loans only in September, and having them for 2-3 months – it is absolutely futile to do. Accordingly, we have already planned a resource for this purpose in the draft State Budget for 2021. Businesses will be able to take loans for investment and development, as well as for refinancing," the Head of Government said.
Answering questions from representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce, Denys Shmyhal told about the Government's steps to improve Ukraine's investment attractiveness. He reminded that the other day the UkraineInvest team had presented a new investment guide. "In it, you can find information of interest to investors about each sector of the Ukrainian economy in electronic form. We will continue to fill it, it will be updated quarterly," the Prime Minister said.
At the same time, according to the Prime Minister, the Government is working to facilitate business on the indicators that form the Doing Business ranking, and to implement the "structural beacons" contained in the programs of Ukraine's international financial partners.
The Prime Minister called the development of the National Economic Strategy 2030 another step to improve the investment attractiveness of Ukraine.
"We are forming a vision and steps, we conduct an audit of the state in order to form the first ten-year strategy in the history of Ukraine by the end of this year. We will do it publicly with the involvement of associations, experts and business representatives," the Head of Government stressed.
The Head of Government noted that consultations with specialists on the formation of the stock market in Ukraine had already begun and expressed hope that ACC representatives would join this process. "I am convinced that with the involvement of international experts we will develop this topic and in a year we will create a stock market," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also thanked all companies that continue to operate and invest in Ukraine. He invited the American Chamber of Commerce and other business associations to a systematic dialogue.