Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine/ Minister of Regional
Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, while on a working trip to Odessa region, held a
teleconference dedicated to the problems of passing the heating period. With
the adoption of the resolution stipulating for the recalculation of cost of providing
heating services depending on the outside air temperature, the Ukrainian
citizens will be able to economize about 25% of the funds, he stressed.
"To ensure people pay for what they actually consume.
For this purpose there have been designed a specific understandable
methodology, which all municipal services already obtained", stressed the Vice
The top official noted that the heads of state
administrations are personally responsible for the flawless passing of the
heating season in the areas and informing the coordination centre about the situation
with the functioning of all heating, water supply and sanitation networks.
"You are answerable for the quality and quantity of
those bills, which are received by our consumers", said Hennadii Zubko.
"In 2015, district heating providers saved on gas
consumption 2 billion cubic meters as compared to last year," informed the
also noted that in 2015 there had been installed 50% of [the planned amount –
ed.] heating and gas meters in buildings. "In 2016 we should finalize the
process of instalment of house gas meters, and reach the showings of 75-78% from
the amount of installed heating meters", he added.
The Vice Prime Minister accentuated at that it is vital to explain
to the people the need to save gas and if possible to replace it with other
kinds of fuel and energy.
It should be noted that calculation of a monthly payment for
the use of centralized heating should take into account changes in outside temperature
regimes under the decision on amendments to the Resolution No. 630 adopted by
the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.