During a working trip to the Donetsk region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in the launch of continuous casting machine № 4 of the Mariupol Metallurgical Works.
The Head of State noted that besides protecting the territory of Ukraine, the frontline of struggle against poverty was also important. “I was pleased to hear today that the company in the second half of 2018 had a sharp increase in wages. And the average salary at the enterprise is 18 thousand hryvnias. That Ukrainians return from the metallurgical plants of Slovakia and work here,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
The President is convinced that Ukraine can be a leader in metallurgy, agro-complex, tourism.
“Today I am glad to see Ukraine rising in the ranking of steel producing countries. Over the last year we have risen from the 14th to the 12th place. I dream of Ukraine being a leader. A regional leader, industrial leader, leader of metallurgy, leader of engineering industry through investments. I believe that this is quite possible. And today, at the production in these workshops, I had an opportunity to see it for myself,” the Head of State emphasized.
“Today’s investment is an investment in the economic power of Ukraine. The economic power of Ukraine is the level of security in Ukraine, a strong army. And the level of security and a strong army are a new and important step towards peace,” the President underlined.
“Again and again, I want to thank the strong people of Donbas, who create the future of Ukraine together with us. Many thanks to everyone who worked on the project. Due to such projects we will turn our Ukraine into a country of free, happy and prosperous people,” the Head of State summed up.