The economic upturn should reach at least 3% this year, and this growth will be reinvested in education, medicine, energy efficiency and infrastructure development programs. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during the first Government sitting this year.
The Head of Government stressed that 2018 was a decent year for Ukraine, unprecedented reserves were created, thus objectives for 2019 remain unchanged. "The priority is to strengthen economy and to create jobs. In 2019, we will invest in education, medicine, energy efficiency. This will be a striking year for road construction. There will be other programs. Our task is to ensure that the growth of the economy makes up at least 3%," Volodymyr Groysman emphasized.
The Prime Minister underlined that from January 1, recalculation of pensions for military retirees is underway, monetization of subsides was introduced, and preparations for the recalculation of pensions for other categories of pensioners are being undertaken. At the same time, a new mechanism for three-year budget planning was launched, which encapsulates more predictability and consistency in the implementation of government decisions and programs.
"This is a new planning tool. Let's me cite you an example - road construction. Now, we can predict for three years which roads are to be constructed. The same concerns hospital or army, or defense order which are strategic things," Volodymyr Groysman underscored.