authorities have at their accounts sufficient funds
to solve the acute issues for
the society. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in
an interview to journalists in Lviv region, while answering a question regarding finding the solution to the problem of Hrybovychi landfill.
"Today, local authorities, local communities have
enough money to solve all the urgent
problems. Deposit accounts of local self-government authorities of the country possess UAH 10 billion. This amount of UAH 10 billion
each local council, each
community should direct to settle the most pressing problems. This is a tremendous
compare, the Prime Minister said that in the draft Budget for 2017 the
Government envisaged an increase in state support planned in the State Regional
Development Fund of UAH 9 billion. The sum worth UAH 19 billion UAH will be
allocated for financing of construction and major overhaul of roads in Ukraine.
The Head of
Government stressed that the resource of UAH 10 billion in the accounts belong
to the local communities. "Just take and use, take and upgrade
infrastructure, solve the problems with water canals, landfills, implement
energy efficiency measures. Such are the demands I'm going to put in front of
local councils," he emphasized.
Minister noted that after two years in effect the decentralization reform had
shown better results than during the entire independence period. Now there is
need to effectively use these achievements at each particular locality.
the necessary legislation have been adopted, all the powers are, in principle,
have been devolved [to local communities Ц ed.], funds have been transferred to
the regions and such deposits suggests that these tools are at your disposal.
Hence, they must be efficiently invested in the quality of peopleТs
lives", urged Volodymyr Groysman.
the Government does not stand aside the problems of Lviv. On September 27, the
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine issued an ordinance and agreed upon the
provision of local guarantees for Lvivvodokanal under the EBRD project a loan
worth И 15 million and under the NEFCO project a loan worth И 5 million (the
project of reconstruction of treatment facilities and the construction of a
plant for sludge recycling for wastewater treatment and biogas production).
Government promptly responds to an appeal of the Lviv city mayor on plans of
the Lviv City Council to attract credit funds from international financial
organizations for the landfill reclamation and construction of a modern waste
processing complex. Therefore, two stages of project selection have been agreed
by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of
Ukraine and the Ministry of Finance. If the city reaches accord with the
creditor Ц the European Investment Bank, the Government will provide relevant guarantees
for the implementation of the project, said the Prime Minister.