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  • Ministry of Economy urges UNECE to join implementation of the eOselia programme, says Oleksiy Sobolev in Davos
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 18 January 2024 16:04

    The Ministry of Economy is strengthening its cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. This issue was discussed during a meeting between Deputy Ministers of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Sobolev and Taras Kachka and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Tatiana Molcean.

    In particular, the parties discussed possible cooperation in providing Ukrainians with affordable mortgages, potential joint steps to support the Government's green transition efforts, and prospective assistance from the ECE in preparing projects to attract investment.

    "The Ministry of Economy is currently focusing on the implementation of the eOselia programme. This is a priority of both Minister Yuliia Svyrydenko and the Government as a whole. eOselia not only allows Ukrainians to buy their own homes and stimulates the construction industry, which in turn will create new jobs, production chains and ensure the payment of taxes. First of all, eOselia can motivate Ukrainians to return home. After all, if they have a place to return to, they will be more willing to decide that their future belongs in Ukraine. The possible participation of UNECE in the implementation of this programme can contribute to these efforts," said Oleksiy Sobolev.

    Since the start of the programme, 6,654 families have already taken out loans under the eOselia programme for a total of almost UAH 10 billion.

    Today, the affordable lending programme is available to representatives of certain professions and citizens who do not own housing or want to improve its conditions. For contract servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, teachers, doctors and scientists, the preferential rate is 3% per annum. For other categories - combatants, veterans, IDPs and other citizens - the mortgage rate is 7%.

    The Ministry of Economy launched the eOselia programme in October 2022. Since then, the programme has been significantly expanded. Since August 2023, it has been available to all Ukrainians who do not own their own homes or are seeking to improve their living conditions.

    Background information

    The Ministry of Economy is implementing the programme jointly with the Ministry of Digital Transformation and Ukrfinzhytlo. The partner banks of eOselia are Oschadbank, Privatbank, Ukrgasbank, Globus Bank, Sky Bank, Ukreximbank and Sense Bank.