Our ultimate goal is a restored and modernized Ukraine. The Government team started this work from the first days of the full-scale invasion and has not stopped for a minute. This was stated by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration, Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
"This is the task set by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. To rebuild transparently and accountably, without corruption risks. Compliance with these conditions means strengthening confidence in the recovery process not only on the part of international partners and investors, but also on the part of our own citizens," the official said.
Oleksandr Kubrakov emphasized: "In recent years, we have made significant progress in overcoming corruption risks in our areas of work. First of all, thanks to digitalization. The program of financial assistance for repairs is successfully operating, with most of the processes taking place online - from submitting a notice to cashless payments. The seafarers' certification system has been reformed, and eCherha, the Unified State Electronic System in the field of construction, has been launched, which has demonstrated an anti-corruption effect of UAH 10 billion."
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the merger of the two ministries required the drafting of a new strategic document that would define key measures to prevent corruption in the Ministry and its subordinate enterprises.
The new Anti-Corruption Program describes 50 key corruption risks in the Ministry's sphere. The document does not duplicate the risks identified by the State Anti-Corruption Program, but rather expands their list.
"Our task is to prevent these risks from being realized. The Anti-Corruption Program explains how to do this," emphasized Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The identified risks include, in particular, the following areas:
Spatial planning and architecture
Regional policy and local government development
Road and rail transport
Corruption prevention system
The program has already been published and is available at this link: https://bit.ly/ACP23-25.
"All risks and the mechanism for minimizing them were identified in close cooperation with civil society. Only 2,000 people were involved in the process of risk assessment in the Ministry's activities. These were both members of the public and our employees and colleagues from state-owned enterprises. I am grateful to our partners who contributed to the development of the Anti-Corruption Program - UNDP in Ukraine and the Government of Japan - and look forward to continuing our cooperation," the official emphasized.