Equal development of territories, removal of interregional social-economic disparities, encouraging economic activity and employment in communities – all these tasks have to be solved under the Action Plan for the implementation in 2015-2017 of the National Strategy of Regional Development for the period up to 2020. The relevant document, which had been developed by the Ministry of Regional Development, was adopted at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Plan was introduced by Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine noted that the activity plan envisages, in particular determining organizational measures of implementation of the National Strategy of Regional Development in planning, financing, monitoring and institutional support to regional development. According to the Plan there will be determined executors, sources of funding (including through development of sectoral and state target programs) and the predicted values of fulfilling specific objectives of the Strategy until 2017.
"Apart from that, approval of the Action Plan for the implementation in 2015-2017 of the National Strategy of Regional Development is a prerequisite for getting payments under the EU program Support to Ukraine’s Regional Policy in the framework of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the European Union worth EUR55 million", said Hennadii Zubko.
According to the official, there are also due to be approved the programs of regional development designed by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities with the help of experts of the EU project Support to Ukraine’s Regional Policy. Such programs can be financed from the EU budget support funds on a competitive basis.
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