The Government's main objective for 2017 is to prolong and expedite
an economic upswing that will positively affect the quality of people’s lives. Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated on air of the ICTV television
channel on Tuesday.
"Our objective for 2017 is to continue and accelerate economic
growth. Hence, the agenda for 2017 - the Budget that we adopted – is as
follows: we are going to develop Ukrainian industry, we will do everything to
achieve energy independence and must solve this year an issue of building a fair
pension system for Ukrainian citizens, for the most vulnerable social group of Ukrainians
– pensioners", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"I’d really want to achieve that in 2017 people could feel
on their own life that a steady rise in prices stopped, that the national
product is manufactured and the GDP grows. ...That means more jobs, more
competitive Ukrainian goods, thereby we shall significantly
strengthen the Ukrainian currency. I believe that we will be able to do
everything to stabilize the situation in the country", stressed Prime
Minister of Ukraine.
Today he presented a Report on the progress and results of
implementation of the Programme of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2016
and spoke about the steps taken and the achievements.
Measures taken by the Government have already yielded result
and entailed the growing trend in the economy.
"I'm rather a self-critical person. I consider that we have
managed to do not much. But see what we have today, so those efforts that we directed
to achieve economic growth produced result. I understand that people still do
not feel cardinal changes nowadays", accentuated Volodymyr Groysman.
Namely, by results of the 4 quarter of 2016, the GDP growth rate
reached 4.7%, despite the forecasts of many agencies claiming it at the level
Another achievement is the Government raised the salaries
for teachers by 50%, by 30% - for physicians, by UAH 2 thousand for the
rescuers, increased the minimum wage twofold.
The Prime Minister noted that the achieved indicators of
2016 are the outcome of the work of all Ukrainian citizens and thanked everyone
for that. According to him, there are no obstacles, the target will be achieved
and success will be real.