Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met on
Wednesday with World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Satu Kahkonen.
Volodymyr Groysman congratulated Satu
Kahkonen on her appointment the World Bank Country
Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. "I believe that topmost lines of
our cooperation should be support for projects in energy, transport, municipal
and social sectors, agriculture, as well as healthcare and culture", stressed
the Prime Minister.
The parties focused on financing by the World Bank of infrastructure
and socio-economic development projects, which are being implemented by the Government
As a result there was agreed to engage experts and financial
resources of the World Bank to prepare the Strategy of transport infrastructure
development in Ukraine. It is expected that the loan portfolio of the World
Bank for the implementation of this project will amount US 1 billion.
Apart from that, Volodymyr Groysman and Satu
Kahkonen discussed the issues of practical
participation of the WB experts in the preparation of a concept of land reform
and the healthcare system in Ukraine.
The World Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
presented to the Prime Minister the WB’s analysis of energy tariffs and the subsidy
programme, as well as proposals on the implementation of it in the current
The interlocutors agreed to continue close cooperation in
order to ensure the financial stability of district heating companies and to
improve the program of housing subsidies.
Minister emphasized the need to review the current loan portfolio of the World
Bank for Ukraine, in particular to study the efficiency of the projects being implemented
at slow pace.
on preparing in synergy with the World Bank of projects aimed at strengthening
the competitiveness of Ukrainian products, the introduction of new technologies
and reform of the financial sector", accentuated the Prime Minister.