I greet eveyone, distinguished colleagues, fellow Ukrainians.
Yesterday, russian terrorists committed another heinous crime that is beyond comprehension. More than 50 people were killed as a result of a missile attack on a cafe in the village of Hroza, Kupyansk district, Kharkiv region.
Also yesterday, russian barbarians attacked a hospital in Beryslav, Kherson region. One of the floors was completely destroyed.
This morning, these inhumans struck the center of Kharkiv. A child was killed. There are many injured.
My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones.
Every day russia devastates and kills.
Our mission is to expel these non-humans from the Ukrainian land and restore everything they have destroyed.
Exactly 4 months ago, the russians carried out an act of terrorism at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
During these 4 months we have made a great deal of effort to overcome this catastrophe.
Government has allocated UAH 11.9 billion to eliminate the consequences of russia's terror attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
UAH 8.5 billion was allocated for the construction of main water pipelines to supply water to Kryvyi Rih and other communities in Dnipropetrovsk region and southern Ukraine. The first line of the main water pipeline on the Ingulets-Kryazheve section has already been launched. The work is actively continuing.
UAH 1.3 billion has been allocated to Kherson and Mykolaiv regional water supply companies to restore the homes of people affected by flooding.
Almost UAH 1 billion has been allocated to Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions to ensure the transportation of drinking water, as many communities had no access to it immediately after the terror attack.
Moreover, the Government has paid UAH 93 million as a one-time assistance to the population of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. This is a payment of UAH 5,000 each for more than 18,500 citizens.
We are working on further steps to restore and overcome the consequences of the Kakhovka HPP dam blast.
We have three relevant decisions.
Today we will adopt a draft law that proposes to to ban the transfer to ownership, use or change of purpose of the Kakhovka Reservoir lands. The ban will be in effect for 15 years. The only exceptions that are allowed are changes to restore the reservoir and implement land protection measures.
It is crucial to ensure that the land under the Kakhovka reservoir does not change its designated purpose during this time. Therefore, we are establishing such prohibitions, and thus preparing the ground for the restoration of the reservoir and the hydroelectric power plant.
Apart from that, we decide to allocate an additional UAH 335 million to Kherson region for further work aimed at implementing the program to overcome the consequences of the terror attack.
In particular, UAH 187 million will be allocated to Kherson region for the priority restoration of water and heat supply facilities.
Another UAH 148 million will be allocated for other purposes, including road repairs in Kherson, which are essential for the city's normal functioning.
Restoring Ukraine involves not only rebuilding what has been destroyed, but also transforming our country and implementing relevant projects.
We are to endorse a resolution today that will allow the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development to direct UAH 2 billion to modernize, build and maintain checkpoints at the state border.
This is part of the Government's priority reform A European Border. It envisages that citizens and businesses will have an opportunity to cross the border with European countries quickly, conveniently and bureaucracy-free.
In addition, we are to approve a resolution that will enable us to allocate a grant of UAH 1.8 billion to restore critical logistics infrastructure and automobile communication. This is a grant from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development under the RELINC project.
Keeping on the topic of restoration, I would like to thank the Verkhovna Rada for supporting the draft law that provides for further expansion of the eVidnovlennia program.
It is about compensating our citizens who have repaired their homes damaged by russian terrorists at their own expense. This is the third component of the eVidnovlennia program.
The first component, which our citizens are already actively using, is earmarked funds for repairs. Compensation has already been agreed for 18,500 families. We have disbursed UAH 1.5 billion to help our citizens rebuild their homes.
In the near future, we will also start issuing certificates for completely destroyed housing.
An integral part of Ukraine's recovery must be the revival of our economy.
For the next year, we have laid out UAH 40 billion in the draft State Budget for programs to support economic recovery and programs to help Ukrainian business.
We propose to allocate UAH 18 billion for the 5-7-9 soft loan program.
We intend to continue the effective program of eRobota non-refundable grants. We have planned almost UAH 5 billion in the budget for this purpose.
Another UAH 3 billion will be earmarked to support investment projects.
UAH 1 billion each will be allocated to compensate for the cost of domestic agricultural machinery.
UAH 1 billion for industrial parks. More than 60 of them are already operating but we are moving further in this direction.
Today, during the session, we include two new sites in the Industrial Parks Register. One is in Ivano-Frankivsk region and the other in Dnipropetrovsk region. These two industrial parks are expected to create about 2,000 new jobs.
We are also starting work on the Government's Priority Action Plan for 2024. Each of the ministers is personally responsible.
The plan should not include current work, but rather priority steps. It should also take into account the provisions of the Concept for Strengthening the Stability of Democracy, our European integration commitments and the 10 priority reforms.
All proposals must be submitted by November 10.
Let's work in concert for victory, recovery and change.
Thank you for your attention. Glory to Ukraine.