by the Government State budget for 2017 will be the budget that is capable of
triggering development and growth of Ukraine’s economy. This was stated by
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at a meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during which the President signed the Law of
Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017".
did a good job and found the right approach while drawing up the budget for the
upcoming 2017. We believe that it will be a budget of development, a budget of
growth," said Volodymyr Groysman.
fact, we have balanced the budget in order to protect the interests of people
and our beautiful state", stressed the Prime Minister.
The Head of
Government noted that 2017 Budget is expected to ensure growth of the economy,
and notably implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects to build
roads, raising the minimum wage up to UAH 3200, funding of the Armed Forces of
planned activities are measures to supply medicines for Ukrainian citizens, in
particular through a mechanism to reimburse for drugs to cure cardiovascular
diseases, diabetes type II and asthma, thereby creating conditions to increase
lifespan and to prevent illnesses.
the Budget for 2017 envisages for preserving and prolonging decentralization
including larger responsibility of local authorities. "There is necessary
resource for the development and modernization, and other things as well. Today
local budgets have the money. If they experience difficulties, we will support,
help and will never allow to lose pace", noted the Head of Government.
Minister welcomed signing by the President of the Law "On State Budget of
Ukraine for 2017". According to him, it became the outcome of the huge
work the Government was engaging in the past 3.5 months in a public discussion
of the draft budget with experts, committees and factions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the
National Council of Reforms under the President of Ukraine.
stressed that the adoption of the budget-forming law on amendments to the tax
system will facilitate improvement of business climate in the country.
after signing of the Law "On State Budget of Ukraine for 2017" the
Government starts implementing it. The Prime Minister noted that the Cabinet of
Ministers still has to take a series of decisions.