The establishment of fair rules in the field of urban planning will boost the economy because the revival of construction is a revival of activity in other related areas.
This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a regular sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on September 9. As a result, the Government approved a draft resolution, which provides for the approval of the proposal for the establishment of territorial bodies of the State Service of Ukraine for Urban Planning as its structural units.
"Transparent city planning in line with the best European practices is what we strive for, namely, overcoming corruption and creating bodies that launch a civilized market, which is safe and reliable for both the investor and the developer," Denys Shmyhal underscored.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution which envisages the establishment of the Council for National Geospatial Data Infrastructure, the composition of which will include the Deputy Prime Minister for Digital Transformation, the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, the Head of the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and deputy Ministries.
"This is an extremely important body that is responsible for improving citizens' access to the necessary information. Access to geospatial data is access to comprehensive information on natural resources (land, water, forests, minerals, protected areas), roads, cultural heritage sites and more. Appropriate access creates an additional mechanism for monitoring the decisions of natural resource managers. It is, in fact, integration into the global and European geospatial data infrastructure," the Head of Government underscored.
According to Denys Shmyhal, these incentives are part of the Government's comprehensive strategy to combat and prevent corruption in key life areas. During the meeting, the members of the Cabinet of Ministers heard a presentation of the "Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020-2024", which identifies key priorities and goals for the implementation of anti-corruption practices.
"It is my belief that corruption is a key hurdle to stable economic growth and the development of effective democratic institutions, so we have zero tolerance for it. Any document must be in line with the anti-corruption principles enshrined in the strategy," the PM stressed.