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,” the President said. The Head of State 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. The President also stressed 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, those who want to come here as a tourist,” he said.
“The industrial park “Novodnistrovsk” was created. 80 million UAH were 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 automotive industry created 1390 jobs, the “Gifts of Hutsulshchyna” cooperative is engaged in harvesting and processing of mushrooms, berries and medicinal herbs, produces dried, frozen, canned mushrooms exported to Romania, Poland, Moldova, Germany, 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,” the President noted and emphasized that those investments led us into the European economic space. The President said 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,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.
The President 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,” Petro 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 XXI century should be available in every region,” the President said.
Separately, the President 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,” the Head of State added.