Oleksii Chernyshov, Minister for Communities and Territories Development chaired on March 4, the second meeting of the Commission for selection of projects to be implemented at the expense of the State Regional Development Fund (SRDF) in 2021.
The sitting was attended by MPs of Ukraine - representatives of the Budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, representing 6 parliamentary factions and deputy groups that are members of the Commission. The meeting of the Commission was also attended by representatives of the regions, in particular the heads and deputy heads of regional state administrations.
Minister for Communities and Territories Development Oleksii Chernyshov noted: "The Ministry for Communities and Territories Development is most effectively implementing the crucial program of project implementation at the expense of the State Regional Development Fund. After all, this is our main goal. There are no delays from the Ministry. We move on to the next stage - the implementation of selected projects."
On February 18, 2021, the first meeting of the State Regional Development Fund took place. The projects of 19 regions and the city of Kyiv were approved. On March 4, 2021, the Commission approved the remaining projects of the regions (Lviv, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy and Odesa regions, as well as individual projects for full funding in Dnipropetrovsk, Chernihiv and Ternopil regions). All regions have formed and approved comprehensive projects that provide for the construction and reconstruction of important social infrastructure in the regions so that citizens receive quality and affordable services, as well as economic development of the regions.
It is recommended to include in the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on financing in 2021 at the expense of the State Regional Development Fund 221 projects with a funding of 3365.7 million hryvnias. At the second meeting, another 60 projects with funding of UAH 884 million were considered and recommended for inclusion in the draft Government order.
Thus, according to the results of the two commissions meetings, UAH 4,249.7 million from the State Regional Development Fund will be distributed to finance almost three hundred projects. The Commission approved all regional development projects, to which there were no comments, and recommended to include them in the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers on approval of projects to be financed in 2021 by the State Regional Development Fund.
The Law of Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2021" provides for expenditures for the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development a UAH 4.5 billion resource from the State Regional Development Fund. In accordance with the requirements of the Procedure for the use of funds from the State Regional Development Fund, all projects funded under this program are selected by the regions on a competitive basis and formed in accordance with the rating lists within the terms of reference determined for the competition.