The Government plans
to engage international companies to the management of Volyn, Lviv, Chernivtsi
and Zakarpattia customs
agencies: "This should be a company having
experience of combating corruption in customs agencies,
able to make a complete change in the system of maintenance
and management", stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk during the open meeting of the Cabinet of
Ministers on Thursday, 11 February.
The new management
scheme, he said, envisages "simplified customs
services and enlarged budget revenues from the
The Head of Government accentuated
that these changes are expected to evoke "incredible
resistance from the system": "But
we have to prove that such experiment at
the four customs will yield success."
Yatsenyuk reminded that in Lviv, Chernivtsi,
Volyn and Odessa regions there had been
launched an experiment to direct additional revenue
from the customs for the construction of roads. All
the regions, except for Odessa, demonstrated a
success: three regions could have directed the
additional funds to build roads.