Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held
a meeting on the use of the funds of the State Fund for Regional Development in
2016, grants from the state budget to local budgets for social and economic
development of the areas as well as the budget program "Support for
national and regional investment projects."
The meeting was
attended by First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister
of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Regional
Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, Finance Minister
of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk,
First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Yuliia
Kovaliv, Deputy Finance Minister Oksana
Minister stressed the need for simplification of obtaining funding for regional
projects by the local authorities. "I
believe it should be honest, unbiased and with no red tape," noted Volodymyr Groysman.
In this regard, the
Prime Minister instructed the Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing
and Communal Services of Ukraine to work out proposals for the improvement of
the use of the funds of the State Fund for Regional Development.
The Head of
Government noted the need to provide the local authorities with the medium-term
planning for implementation of investment projects. "We
need to build a new relationship: each should have its own budget and be in
charge of it," said Volodymyr Groysman.
The meeting also
discussed the allocation of subventions from the state budget to the local
budgets for the formation of joint infrastructure of territorial communities, foreseeing UAH 1 billion in 2016.
Prime Minister stressed the need to put an end to the allocation of these funds
and instructed to work out a list of projects for funding until June 1.