Currently, 367 amalgamated communities able to solve local issues were created. This was reported by the Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Gennady Zubko during the final board of the Ministry.
Within the framework of financial decentralization, bodies of local government are free to administer funds and resources. 159 communities entered into direct relations with the state budget and received money for development of education and medicine and, in particular, 1 billion UAH for improvement of local infrastructure – public facilities and services, reported the minister.
Moreover, the State Program of cross-border cooperation development for 2016-2020 was approved. According to the program 25 regional strategies will be implemented.
It should be recalled, that within the framework of decentralization more than 1,500 communities are going to be united. Newly created communities will administer part of taxes and allocate funds to those spheres, that are in need the most.
Source: Minister for Regional Development