Almost 5 months after the start of a full-blown war, russia and its troops have moved on to a full-scale strategy to exhaust our country.
In parallel with this, the kremlin regime pursues a similar strategy against our partners. They believe that through exhausting from the war they will force Ukraine to surrender, while through cold and hunger they will break our allies thereby diminishing support for Ukraine. Blocking seaports, terror against distant rear Ukrainian cities, destroying our infrastructure, creating an energy crisis in Europe - all these are part of this russian strategy. Therefore, the objective of the Ukrainian Government is to enhance our resilience as a state at the most and to be ready for any scenario.
The key priority, like in all these months, is the maximum provision of the army with everything necessary.
The second objective is to restart the economy and help businesses.
The third is gearing up for the heating season and restoration of destroyed critical infrastructure.
The fourth is to boost export opportunities.
The fifth is social support of our citizens.
Week after week we demonstrate certain progress and find solutions on each of these points.
Hence, today the Government will submit to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on the ratification of the Agreement between Ukraine and Turkey on cooperation in the field of high technologies, aviation and space industries. Among other things, this will allow us to build a factory in Ukraine for the production and maintenance of the far-famed Bayraktar UCAVs.
We constantly engage in strengethning our cooperation with international partners in security matters. We are grateful to the European Union for yesterday's decision to allocate the fifth tranche of EUR 500 million to provide Ukraine with the necessary weaponry. This is another critical decision allowing us to change the parity in all types of weapons in favor of our army on the battlefield.
Also today, the Government will approve the leveraging of another grant from the United States of America worth USD 4.5 billion. This is a clear demonstration by our allies of pursuing a policy of standing firmly by Ukraine and helping us bringing our victory closer. These funds will be transferred through the Trust Fund created by the World Bank. We express gratitude to the United States and all our partners for their continued financial support.
The second priority issue for the Cabinet of Ministers is the economy and business support. As of July 15, 678 enterprises were relocated to safe regions under the relocation program. We help businesses not only physically move, but also quickly resolve all bureaucratic and operational issues related to their launch in a new location. We provide an opportunity to actually rent property free of charge. In addition, the Government paid UAH 37 million to employers who hired internally displaced persons.
Apart from that, we expect for today's vote in the Verkhovna Rada on the draft law, which should significantly speed up the privatization of state-run property and state-run enterprises. This means the acceleration of small privatization processes and the elimination of unnecessary bureaucratic regulations. These are new opportunities for business - to buy an object and breathe new life into it, especially during relocation.
Separately, today we have two decisions of the Government regarding the creation of new industrial parks. The first is Khotyn Invest. The second is the Energy of Bukovyna. The two parks will be located in the Chernivtsi region and will contribute to the development of the economy of both the state and the region. In the last few weeks, this is already the fourth industrial site created in Ukraine. Yesterday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed two laws on tax and customs incentives for such parks, so their deployment and creation of powerful industries in Ukraine are just gaining momentum.
Regarding regional development, we have a decision to redistribute UAH 500 million for the restoration and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the regions affected by the war. These are public resources within the framework of a joint project with the EBRD. Now we direct them to the primary needs of our citizens and our communities. That is, the total amount allocated by the Government for the rehabilitation of the regions since the beginning of the war actually amounts to UAH 3 billion.
Vigorous activity to gear up for the heating season certainly prolongs. We adopt a decision for "Naftogaz" to continue to supply gas to heat providers at UAH 7.40 per cubic meter of gasoline. That is, the price remains unchanged for all district heating providers, thereby enabling local authorities not to raise tariffs for either heat or hot water. The fixed gas price remains in place until May 31, 2023.
Speaking about our work. Today, the Verkhovna Rada voted to appoint a new minister of social policy, Oksana Zholnovych. I would like to thank Maryna Lazebna for the 2.5 years of work under the exceptionally challenging conditions of the pandemic and war.
Currently, the number of challenges in the social sphere is extremely high, and therefore we expect the new minister to quickly embark on activities. We have both to provide social support to everyone who needs it, and to continue the implementation of strategic plans, including the pension reform. We welcome Oksana Zholnovych to our Government team.
Finally. On the commission of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the selection of the leadership of anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine has been intensified. Today, the Nominations Commission for the selection of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office approved the results of the competition. For my part, I instruct the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to urgently organize the first meeting of the Commission for the selection of a head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau. We expect that the Commission's work will be speedy and effective.