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Government to initiate amendments to the laws giving priority to Ukrainian products during public procurement, says Volodymyr Groysman
01.12.2016 | 13:20

The Government will push forward changes into legislation thereby granting preference to Ukrainian products under the same competitive conditions in the process of public procurement. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said in his address to the employees of PJSC "AutoKrAZ" in Kremenchuk.

"We will also include the conclusions into national legislation. We believe that keeping in mind equal conditions of competitiveness Ukrainian products should be granted preference. This is when we buy for the state funds. This means that if there are two cars, they cost about the same price and one of them will be KrAZ, then KrAZ must win, said Volodymyr Groysman.

The Prime Minister noted that the Government had set an objective to create normal conditions to facilitate development of domestic production and increase its volumes.

"We must boost the production of domestic goods. We can build airplanes, tractors, cars, many other things we can produce in the country. I believe that it is a sin that we do not use our potential, but instead support the economies of other countries. Our task is to create such opportunities for you to promote the growth of production, quantity, quality of products, and to provide you with higher wages as a result," stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

He highlighted that Ukraine should develop the potential it possesses and those areas it can ensure competition and conquer new markets.

Thus, 80% of the car - the produce of PJSC AutoKrAZ is of Ukrainian origin. Cars operate in over 70 countries around the world, said the Head of Government. Today in Ukraine there is a need for road, municipal machinery. "Why should we take the chassis and base from other manufacturers, if we can use the base of our Ukrainian producers?" he asked.

He noted that growth in national production is a more complicated way that requires more time and hard work, but "only this is viewed the pledge of stability and success of the country." Economic growth will provide a decent quality of life, stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

"Relying on loans, someones assistance we wont live long. We need a public policy to promote the creation of new jobs," he said.

"The national economy, workplaces, a quality product and, consequently, there will be success that is reinvested in medicine, education, environment, security," said Volodymyr Groysman.

In the framework of his working trip to Poltava region, the Prime Minister got acquainted with production facilities of Public Joint Stock Company AutoKrAZ.

The Prime Minister inspected the main types of products, including remote control for military vehicles, and spoke with workforce representatives.


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