Remote and mountainous
areas should be actively integrated
into the life of the
country and residents are to
be provided with access to
medicine, education, high-quality infrastructure. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman made this statement during a meeting on the development
of mountainous territories which was held as
part of the
working visit to Ivano-Frankivsk region.
necessary to shape approach aimed to simplify
the life of the residents
of mountain areas. I understand that, when it
is difficult to get to
school, when there is no
access to medicine, education, use of infrastructure,
the Head of Government said,
at present, 670 thousand people facing challenges each day live
in mountain regions. Our task
is to restore
roads, to ensure affordable medicine and education and to promote tourism
development and enterprise creation".
Volodymyr Groysman drew
attention to the fact that
a special bill aimed to promote
the development of mountainous areas has already
been drafted, and at the
ministerial level, apart from other
things, the activities have to focus on
work with communities living in such areas.
even some digital discrimination in these locations,
not all areas
have Internet connection. During a Question Time for the
Government (on Friday, March 16th), I promised that I will come to
the mountains so that we
could identify with the local
authorities the joint follow-ups", said the Prime Minister.
He explained that
the central government is committed
to allocate considerable funds – to the tune
of about UAH 12 billion – in particular
for the development
of mountainous populated areas and to work
out issues of salary supplements.
is a treasure for Ukraine and
must be preserved.
We need to
find out the advantages of the region
to support and invest in",
the Head of Government emphasized.