On Thursday Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
held a meeting that was devoted to the issues of promoting specialized
automotive equipment industry in Ukraine.
The meeting participants pondered, in particular, on the plans
to satisfy the needs of state agencies in the specialized vehicles.
Following the discussion, the Prime Minister commissioned
First Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic
Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv and the National Industry Development Committee to
develop a system of incentives to spur industrial production in Ukraine.
"We need a high-quality system to stimulate domestic
production", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
"Through such systemic steps we will definitely restore
the Ukrainian economy", he accentuated.
The Prime Minister considers that a 4.7% GDP growth in the
4th quarter of 2016 was another clear proof that "we can ramp up economic
growth rather fast, including such approaches, when we invest in the Ukrainian
economy, Ukrainian technique, people receive wages, we get a quality product
and taxes to the Ukrainian budget."
Separately, Volodymyr Groysman stressed on the necessity to
ensure high quality of the equipment being produced and purchased.
"It is vital for us to achieve the high quality of
production. For anyone who uses the machinery it is necessary to transport and
rescue people”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “With each vehicle that has passed the
whole production cycle the quality must be improved. This will allow us, apart
from other things, to expand the horizons of export potential of our domestic
Considering the needs to renew fleet of firefighting
equipment, the Head of Government noted it was crucial to elaborate a
medium-term programme of such purchases.
The Prime Minister reminded that on January 23 he had
summoned a meeting dedicated to the issues of specialized vehicles production
in Ukraine and set the task to draft the flow chart demonstrating the needs of
the country in the purchase of vehicles, “starting with areas of security and
defence and ending with the road sector".
"It's of great
importance for me to preserve maximum localization. Everything that we purchase
for public funds should have a serious impact on the economy of our state. All
the equipment that we purchase should be manufactured to the fullest degree by
our Ukrainian enterprises. The main thing that it would not be semi knocked
down assembly of vehicles, but the assembly, spare parts at the level of 60% or
higher would be produced by Ukrainian enterprises. This means jobs for people
and wages", urged Volodymyr Groysman at the meeting.
In the event were participating First Vice Prime Minister/
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan
Kubiv, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Olexander Danyliuk, First Deputy
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maksym
Nefiodov, Chairman of the State Emergency Service of
Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin, the leadership of the
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs, PJSC "AutoKrAZ" and PJSC “SJSC" Motor Roads of