Poroshenko Recognizes Growth in Chernivtsi Region
The President of Ukraine spoke of the growth in the Chernivtsi region as well as the tourism potential of Bukovina
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During his participation in the Regional Development Council of Chernivtsi region, President Petro Poroshenko noted that in terms of the results of socio-economic development, Chernivtsi region is among the top five in Ukraine and one of the country’s leading exporters to the countries of the European Union.
“Look at Bukovina – where else can you find such a beauty? … If you did not see this, you certainly did not see Ukraine,” Poroshenko said.
He stressed that it was extremely important for Chernivtsi region to attract investments in order to create jobs. According to him, this process is actively facilitated and supported by the united territorial communities of Bukovina.
He also mentioned the importance of adhering to community development standards, namely, the full penetration of broadband Internet, high-quality roads, access to telemedicine and construction or renovation of kindergartens and access to inclusive education.
“According to the results of socio-economic development, Chernivtsi region is among the top five in Ukraine. Listen, [there are] those who want to come here as a tourist,” he said.
“The industrial park ‘Novodnistrovsk’ was created. 80 million hryvnia was invested there by an investor from Germany. This is awesome,” the President said.
He also noted that there were many other successful investment projects in Bukovina, in particular the production of cable-wire products for the automotive industry created 1,390 jobs and the ‘Gifts of Hutsulshchyna’ cooperative, which is engaged in the harvesting and processing of mushrooms, berries and medicinal herbs, dried produce and other food items which are exported to Romania, Poland, Moldova, Germany and Italy.
“And each such project creates jobs. This is an opportunity for young people not to seek happiness abroad, but to realize themselves in Ukraine,” Poroshenko noted and emphasized that those investments led Ukraine into the European economic space. He added that the export of goods to Europe in 2018 had increased by 45% compared to the previous year.
“Now 72% of the total export of the region goes to the EU … The largest market in the world. And in conditions when Russia closed its markets, announced an embargo, declared a hybrid war. 72% of the exports goes to the EU and it will never be closed to us. This is our achievement,” Poroshenko stressed.
He noted that education, reconstruction and extension of schools and preschool facilities were common priorities for all communities.
“New kindergartens, schools are being reconstructed and often rebuilt, taking into account new energy-saving technologies. 13 inclusive and resource centers were created in the region. Medical emergency hospital, oncology and cardiological dispensary were reconstructed. The work is underway to reconstruct the premises of a modern perinatal center,” Poroshenko said and stressed that the given project was under his control.
“There should be more Ukrainians, Ukrainians should be born healthy and the technologies of the 21st century should be available in every region,” he said.
Poroshenko also drew attention to the region’s tourism.
“Bukovina is incredibly rich in tourist attractions. And many communities have already made a bet on it in their development plans. I am convinced that this will work.”