The Commission at MinRegion has already approved 2695 projects of amalgamated hromadas to be implemented this year with the infrastructure subvention, totaling UAH 2.068 billion. UAH 32 million (1.5%) remain unallocated.
The largest undistributed subvention is in the Donetsk Oblast (balance makes up 8.3%), Sumy (7.3%) and Kyiv (6.1%) Oblasts. In the Zaporizhzhia, Odesa and Kherson Oblasts, the unallocated balance is about 3%.
The AHs of other oblasts have allocated in full or almost 100% of the subvention funds among their projects.
This was announced by Vyacheslav Nehoda, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, based on the results of the regular meeting of the Commission for consideration of AHs’ project applications.
"Since 2015, amalgamated hromadas have received a total of UAH 6.5 billion of infrastructure subventions. For these funds, more than 9 thousand projects have already been implemented, or will be finalised by the end of this year. Adding other state subsidies and funds, donors’ support, as well as increase of hromadas’ own revenues will result in a remarkable increase in resources from those who really wanted to develop and used the possibilities of the reform. But this is not the main thing. It is important that during this time, the AHs learned how to create projects that help hromadas earn on their own. Also, with self-management, amalgamated hromadas are already making more efficient use of earnings. What arguments are still needed for those not yet amalgamated? If you are not convinced by the several-year success of hundreds of hromadas, then nothing else will apparently convince them. Therefore, in such hromadas, the future administrative decision on the completion of amalgamation processes should be perceived as a well-deserved assessment of their activities. The same way it should be perceived by voters, who will elect local authorities next year,” said Vyacheslav Nehoda.
We recall that in 2019, UAH 2.1 billion are envisaged for the development of AH infrastructure. This money is allocated among the budgets created in 2015-2018 by 806 amalgamated hromadas in proportion to the AH area and rural population number in such a hromada. That is, the more rural areas are united by the hromada, the more funds it received from the state budget for infrastructure development.
In total from 2016 to 2019 inclusive, the Government has allocated UAH 6.5 billion to AHs for infrastructure development: UAH 1 billion for 159 AHs in 2016, UAH 1.5 billion for 367 AHs in 2017, UAH 1.9 billion for 665 AHs in 2018, in 2019 the amount of subvention is UAH 2.1 billion.
During 2015-2018, AHs implemented 6380 projects at the expense of the infrastructure subvention.
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