Prime Minister proposes to wind up amalgamation of communities by 2020 and to shape efficient regional development strategies
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 05 December 2018 18:22

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman proposes to complete the process of forming consolidated communities by 2020 and to turn to the stage of irreversibility the decentralization reform and implementation of efficient regional development strategies, first and foremost, aimed at increasing economic potential and raising the standard of living of people. The Head of Government said this, summing up the results of the third forum of the consolidated communities, which was held on December 5 in Kyiv.

Volodymyr Groysman drew attention to the fact that consolidated communities feel changes regarding paradigm from "utilization of funds to obtaining financial instruments." But the most frequent problem is investment object. In cities and villages funds are allocated to “fountains and cedar trees”, instead of repairing boiler houses, building new roads and solving problems with unheated schools and kindergartens. "Therefore, there is a need for the formation of comprehensive strategies that  will allow to to develop concrete action plans  and implement them,"  Volodymyr Groysman stressed.

The Prime Minister cited as an example  the government's policy of renovation and construction of roads. "In 2016, I announced that we will build roads. First of all, we  drastically retrofitted the work of "Ukravtodor",  developed a strategy on linking regional centers by high-quality roads till 2018-2022. Implementation of this strategy,  target accumulation of the resource will ultimately affect the development of the entire economy through improved infrastructure and quality of life", he underscored.

The Head of Government is assured that energy efficiency strategy and many other striking strategies need to be implemented both at both the central and local level will be shaped.

"Within the framework of the decentralization reform we need to wind up the process of amalgamation of communities, to create efficient territorial basis, and to enshrine in the Constitution durability of the reform. And next - to change the quality of life and to invest resources in the development of human capital ", Volodymyr Groysman claimed.