Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, in the
framework of the working visit to Lviv region,
chaired a meeting of the Regional Commission for emergency situations with the
participation of Lviv mayor Andrii
Sadovy, Chairman of Lviv
regional state administration Oleh Syniutka and an MP of Ukraine Oleh Bereziuk.
"I didn't come here to deal in politics. I came here to
ask how I can help to Lviv residents. Everything I
can do to help you, I'm ready to help," said the Prime Minister at the
beginning of the meeting.
The Head of Government reminded that earlier he had met with
Chairman of Lviv regional state administration Oleh Syniutka to discuss the
situation with solid waste management in Lviv.
commission of the Prime Minister, the day before yesterday the RSA Chairman
summoned a meeting of the Regional Commission for emergency situations. The
Head of Government thanked for the solutions, but emphasized they were
temporary. According to the Prime Minister, it is necessary to find a systemic
solution to the problem of solid waste handling.
deepest conviction is there is a way out of this situation. It is crucial to
find all the possibilities to resolve the problem of solid waste management in Lviv," said Volodymyr Groysman.
with garbage is long-standing. He noted that the problem of solid waste
management in Lviv hadn’t been settled for at least
10 years. The absence of a systemic solution has led to the loss of human
issue is within responsibility of the Lviv Municipal
Council. It is your personal responsibility. You can count on our support, but
it is vital that you demonstrate leadership in this process," he stressed.
to him, the issues on the agenda include remediation of the landfill, in
particular, to undertake a number of tasks such as covering waste with layers
of soil, gas utilization, and the like.
Minister reiterated that he is willing to provide assistance to municipal
authorities to ensure this problem be solved.
of solving the problem must be held in close cooperation with the residents of
village Velyki Hrybovychi,
stressed the Head of Government.
Minister noted that due to the financial decentralization the budget of the
city of Lviv in 2017 made up UAH 1 billion 800
million, part of which may be spent to address waste treatment issues.
Groysman said that according to available data there had been spent about UAH
100 million for the transportation of waste across the country.
objective is to help people not to stay in trouble and not to create troubles
to others territorial communities of Ukraine," accentuated Volodymyr