development in Ukraine, in particular in the mechanical engineering segment,
will allow the economy to grow by at least 5%, said Prime Minister Volodymyr
Groysman, opening the All-Ukrainian Conference "Strategic
Directions of the Development of Mechanical Engineering in Ukraine: from
Regional Initiatives to National Industrial Policy" in Kharkiv.
talking about steady economic growth, and it requires the development of domestic
machine manufacturing, innovations. Hence, we must create greater opportunities
for such development to be efficient", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
that the present Ukraine has a unique chance to enter the world market with its
product. "Ukraine's exports are increasing, the share of exports to EU
countries is growing as well. We engage in vigorous activity to expand product
markets, and it is vital to ensure our machine-building industry to take a
worthy place among leading industries, as here we observe positive trends,"
the Head of Government said.
In the opinion of
the Head of Government, Industry Development Committee set up last year acts as
a tool for achieving the goal. "This is the platform for producing
necessary solutions that we are capable to implement," said Volodymyr
of the meeting, among whom were Gov’t members and leaders of the major
industrial enterprises of Ukraine, emphasized that it would be incorrect to
consider Ukraine as an exclusively agrarian state. The agro-sector really
represents a significant share of the economy, but having such enterprises like
Turboatom or Electrotyazhmash, other companies, having a strong IT sector, it
would be remiss if we would forget about industrial and innovative development
as one another promising direction.
In the course of
the discussion, the industrialists expressed a number of suggestions called to
stimulate development. Among those are clear definition of industrial commodity
nomenclature taking into account the demands of the market and scientific solutions,
the processing of affordable lending opportunities for industrial enterprises
and reasonable protectionism in the domestic market.
talking about a 5% growth and joining the club of rich countries. And we should
realize that 5% to GDP means 5 billion dollars to the economy per annum and 100
thousand new jobs per annum", said Anatolii Hirshfeld, Deputy Chairman of
the Industry Development Committee.