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Prime Minister pledges higher wages for Ukrainian citizens and employment issues on the agenda of the Government's activities
17.01.2017 | 17:42
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU Government is taking steps to revive economic growth that will entail positive changes in the country for 2-5 years. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during a meeting with journalists in Chernihiv.

"Our task is to find each possible reserve to fill the State budget and to give money to the people. Definitely, to invest in high quality roads, our energy independence, and many other fields. We need to ensure at least a minimum level for the people to have normal incomes and quality of life", said Volodymyr Groysman.

When the new Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine assumed office it determined the recovery of economic growth as its top priority, reminded the Prime Minister. However, he noted that the Government is taking steps to improve welfare of Ukrainian citizens.

Therefore, it doubled the minimum wage, that has started to be paid throughout the country. Another achievement is an increase in wages for some professions, particularly for physicians and rescuers. Growth of teachers’ salaries made up 50%. The real sector of economy has sufficient funds for such increase in wages, assured Volodymyr Groysman.

“Higher salaries for Ukrainian citizens are on the agenda for us today. Jobs and higher wages", accentuated the Prime Minister.

In the context of economic development, he cited an example of overcoming by Government corruption in the oil and gas sector, which allowed during 2016 to boost production of Ukrainian gas up to about 100 million cubic meters of gas. In 2017, it is expected growth of production volumes by no less than 500 million cubic meters of gas.

"In 2-3-4-5 years you will witness positive changes in the country. I see this path and believe that it is absolutely real. Of course, we will be hampered from outside and most probably from within the country. But one will achieve a goal if he marches ahead. I'm going to advance towards success of Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens. When people feel changes in their own lives, then we can say that we have brought about these positive changes", stressed the Head of Government.


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