Nearly 62% of Ukraine's population lives in united territorial communities – Zubko

Nearly 62% of Ukraine's population lives in united territorial communities – Zubko

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko has stated that 62% of people in Ukraine live in the united territorial communities, the Decentralization portal reports.

"We have already managed to form the management of a new quality. 62% of Ukraine’s population already lives in 876 united territorial communities. Among the leaders of the unification process are Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Volyn regions. Over 60% of territories in Khmelnytskyi and Zhytomyr regions are covered with united territorial communities. 24 cities of regional importance have been united into communities. We plan to create 1,285 united territorial communities. The Regional Development Ministry and the Luhansk Military and Civil Administration also developed perspective plans for the unification of region’s temporarily occupied territories,” has said at the press conference "Reforms NON-STOP. The Scale of Change”.

According to him, due to decentralization, revenues to local budgets in 2018 amounted to UAH 234 billion, budgets of united territorial communities – UAH 21 billion.

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