The State Budget of 2019 provides for more than UAH 30 billion of state financial support for the development of regions (as compared to 2018 showings UAH 25.4 billion). This was announced by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
Hence, in the State Budget-2019, the sum worth UAH 7.7 billion is planned to allot for the State Regional Development Fund (SRDF). The funds will be directed to the development of the new educational space in schools and kindergartens, construction and reconstruction of medical, social, cultural and sports infrastructure. It is compulsory in the implementation of projects to allot 10% of funds for sports infrastructure, 10% - for energy-efficient measures for educational and medical institutions, as well as UAH 0.5 billion - for the implementation of the projects-winners of the All-Ukrainian Public Budget.
"For the first time in 2019, we will support projects not having "a solid foundation" - startups that will be implemented in communities at the expense of the SRDF. We are talking about regional development projects, which will be selected on a competitive basis and aimed at the realization of development strategies of the regional, interregional level, as well as in the framework of sectoral support of the European Union", said Hennadii Zubko.
Moreover, those include:
Earlier, the top Government official informed that the total resource of local budgets in 2019 would amount to UAH 573.1 billion, of which the revenues of local budgets were UAH 292.3 billion, which is by UAH 41.8 billion more as compared to the approved local budgets for 2018, or by + 16,7%.