A visiting (away) session of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget took place at the Kharkiv Regional State Administration yesterday. The aim was to discuss changes in Ukraine’s main financial document for the next year.
For the first time in Ukrainian history since 1991 the session of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget was held not in Kyiv. It gathered many representatives of the Kharkiv City and Region authorities and of the Ukrainian central government including the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and various Ministries.
Kharkiv officials have focused the attention of the Verkhovna Rada Committee members on matters that are of key importance for development of the Kharkiv Region. They asked to allocate funds for further construction of the Kharkiv Philharmonic Society buildings and halls, the Kharkiv Metro (subway), a school in the neighboring town of Pisochyn and major repairs of a number of roads in the Region. Also they asked to leave at the local level as much as 5% of rent payments for the bowels of the earth exploitation.
“For the Kharkiv Region, which extracts 40% of natural gas for the domestic consumption of Ukraine, this means improving the quality of local budgets. So we can get new infrastructure in our local communities, repair their social facilities, create new jobs and support social programs,” said Ms Yuliya Svitlychna, the Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
According to Mr Andrii Pavelko, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Budget, the Kharkiv Region is of strong priority because it is leading among the most economically developed administrative regions of Ukraine, so the sustainable development of the Kharkiv Region is the key to the welfare of our society.
The members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Budget promised to consider all the proposals from all local Councils of the Kharkiv Region.
Source and picture: Kharkiv Regional State Administration