Ukraine and Poland demonstrate close cooperation in carrying out two reforms: decentralization and energy efficiency. This is the issue of cross-border cooperation, development of the Carpathian region and mountain territories, infrastructure, community building, investment attraction, implementation of energy efficient projects, etc. I am convinced that our countries have a promising future for the implementation of joint projects. This was stated during the conversation with Polish media outlets by Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
"The experience of Poland, which in a few years reduced its energy consumption by almost twofold, is of utmost importance for Ukraine. We have already kicked off cooperation with the Polish Association of Energy Auditors, which, together with the Government of Germany, helps us to set up an energy auditors institute. Today we have practically fully implemented 31 and partially 27 EU Energy Efficiency Directives, which allows us to move towards energy modernization both for the residential sector and utilities", Hennadii Zubko stressed.
According to him, the work of the Energy Efficiency Fund is being launched in Ukraine, which is identical to the Polish best practices on the modernization of the residential sector. " During visiting Ukraine, the director of the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency shared theexperience regarding the macroeconomic impact of the fund's work not only on reducing energy consumption, but also on the development of small and medium-sized businesses and the economy of the country as a whole. So, in my opinion, the sphere of energy efficiency in Ukraine is now a huge cluster for investments, which is in high demand and marginality", Hennadii Zubko stressed.
"We have a lot of common issues and promising sectors for cooperation. Ukraine will continue to strengthen its strategic partnership with Poland in implementing overriding reforms", he underscored.