The Government is looking forward to fruitful collaboration
and a constructive dialogue with the Parliament over the State Budget for 2017 in
order to improve the efficiency of this financial document and ensure crucial
changes in the country. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman during the presentation for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the draft
State Budget for 2017 at a plenary session of the Parliament on Wednesday.
"I would like to believe that today's presentation will
become the beginning of our fruitful cooperation, our constructive dialogue targeting
to create a perfect financial document and we’ll do it in synergy. You know
people probably got tired of waiting for those actions to make real the development
of our country, growth of wages, however all that must be consistent with the
state of our national economy", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of
the Government called on MPs to make constructive proposals and engage in the professional
Minister reminded that the Government had submitted timely the key financial
document to the Parliament on 15 September.
really wanted very efficient debate with you in the walls of the Ukrainian
Parliament about the final version of this Budget. It is important that we have
submitted this Budget as absolutely honest, transparent, with good balance of revenues
and spendings, containing clear priorities which are
based on economic growth, thereby providing the opportunity not just to ensure certain
development of our country, but to start restoring social justice, improving welfare
standards and wages, particularly for teachers and doctors", said Volodymyr
Minister outlined the main priorities determined by the Government in the draft
Budget for next year. In particular, it contains enhanced spending on national
security and defense, as well as major reconstruction of road infrastructure of
Ukraine, thus triggering the development of the national economy, as well as uncovering
of transport potential and logistics capabilities of the country.
for the following year contains preserving of financial decentralization and
increasing responsibility of local authorities, said Volodymyr Groysman.
is planned to raise wages for teachers by 30% and for doctors – by 20%. In the
draft 2017 Budget a system of scholarships for students remains.
The Government took a step to ensure the full supply of
medicines for Ukrainian citizens under all programmes that had failed to be
implemented before, said the Prime Minister.
In addition, support for national culture and small farms is
envisaged and the sum worth UAH 5.5 billion is planned to allocate for these
Into the draft document the Government also included an
increase in expenditures for regional development up to over UAH 9 billion
containing the resource of the State Regional Development Fund, subventions for
socio-economic development and support for the united territorial communities.