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  • Statement by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at Government session
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 07 July 2023 17:39

    Good afternoon, dear colleagues, fellow Ukrainians.

    Every day, Ukrainian soldiers shed blood for our independence and freedom, for the European future of our country, for a strong Ukraine of the future.

    We must be worthy of this feat and start building this new country now. We have to start the recovery now. Without waiting for the end of the war.

    Over the past few weeks, we have allocated UAH 16 billion 369 million in subventions to regions for recovery and transformation projects. This is a very significant amount that allows us to achieve concrete results that will be felt by all Ukrainians this year.

    Of course, priority was given to those regions that suffered the most from the crimes and destruction caused by russian barbarians.

    Kyiv region received UAH 4.5 billion.

    Kharkiv region was allocated UAH 2.5 billion.

    Zhytomyr region received UAH 1.5 billion.

    Zaporizhzhia and Odesa regions received UAH 1 billion each.

    Sumy region – UAH 837 million.

    Mykolaiv region – UAH 817 million.

    Poltava region – UAH 797 million.

    Dnipropetrovsk region – UAH 663 million.

    Kherson region – UAH 563 million.

    These are the top 10 regions that received the most funding. All of this money is earmarked for specific projects and tasks related to critical infrastructure, the social sphere, preparing for winter and restoring life in communities. But unfortunately, the use of these funds on the ground is too slow.

    Today, we held a meeting with the heads of the regional military administrations, discussed problematic issues and identified what exactly prevented us from moving faster. At the next Government meeting, I expect the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development to submit draft decisions that will speed up the recovery process.

    We are also working to eliminate the consequences of the terrorist attack on the Kakhovka HPP. More than UAH 4 billion has already been allocated. In particular, UAH 980 million has been allocated to the Kherson Regional Military Administration for the restoration of damaged and destroyed facilities.

    Today, we are also allocating over UAH 340 million for similar restoration in Mykolaiv region. In the near future, we expect local leaders to deliver concrete results in reconstruction.

    Close cooperation and coordination with our international partners remains an important area for the implementation of the recovery programme.

    Today we have several new agreements in this area. We are adopting decisions that will allow us to attract an additional UAH 1.1 billion from the European Investment Bank for two projects that will contribute to the development and restoration of Ukrainian regions.

    The first project is the modernisation of public transport, which includes the purchase of new trolleybuses and trams, infrastructure repairs and the development of digital systems. The second is the development of municipal infrastructure, including funds for the repair and modernisation of water and heat supply systems.

    I would like to focus on another decision of the Government today, which is not directly related to the recovery, but is an important element of the resilience of our communities and regions. Today, the Government will reallocate the educational subvention of UAH 107 million. We will allocate an additional UAH 85 million to Kherson region to make all necessary payments to teachers, in particular, the vacation pay to teachers in the region who are out of work.

    Finally. We continue to build a digital state and convenient services for our citizens. Today, we are approving a document that will allow people to receive a certificate of no criminal record at the Administrative Service Centres, as well as services for taking the theoretical test required to obtain a driving licence. This will help improve accessibility and convenience for those who want to get a driving licence.

    So, let’s keep working.

    Thank you for your attention. Glory to Ukraine!

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