Groisman discussed with the President of the EBRD reform and privatization in Ukraine

Гройсман обсудил с президентом ЕБРР реформы и ход приватизации в Украине

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met with President of the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti, at which the parties discussed and agreed on the prospects of further cooperation. About it reported in a press-service of the government.

In particular, Groysman thanked the EBRD for assistance in the construction of the object “Shelter” at Chernobyl NPP. In addition, the parties discussed the progress of privatization in Ukraine, including Odessa port plant, as well as the reform of state-owned enterprises.

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“EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti said the Government’s efforts in carrying out important and significant reforms taking place in Ukraine, in particular in the macroeconomic sphere, the reform of the banking system, the introduction of electronic public procurement system ProZorro and e-Declaration, the extension of cooperation with the International monetary Fund, the introduction of market gas prices, corporate governance reform “Naftogaz”, the continuation of privatization”, – stated in the message.

In addition, during the meeting it became known that Ukraine is the second country in the number of investments from EBRD. “In 2016 the Bank is investing in Ukraine EUR 400 million, and next year this amount can be increased. In particular, the European Bank for reconstruction and development will pay special attention to the reforms in the ministries and departments, in particular, in order to strengthen and develop their institutional capacity”, – noted in a press-service of the government.

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As reported, Ukraine will receive 150 million euros for the modernization of the railway in the South from the EIB.

Note that the plan for privatization revenues in 2016, made by 0.45%.

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