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 "2017 holds every prospect to become a year of economic growth," - PM Hroisman

The current year has all prospects to become a year of economic growth and better standards of living of Ukrainian citizens.

As reported by Censor.NET, Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said it at a press conference on the occasion of the current government's first year.

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Evaluating the results of the Cabinet's work, he said: "We've managed to fulfill what was promised. We came against the background of the crisis. The main task was to stabilize the economy and start economic growth."

Thanks to this, the prime minister believes, 2017 holds every prospect to become a year of economic growth and better standards of living of Ukrainian citizens.

Hroisman also noted his government embarked on renovating the country. This concerns the construction and renovation of infrastructure, in particular roads, schools, health care institutions.

The prime minister called the previous decade the lost period. He stressed that if in 2007-2017 Ukraine had carried out systemic reforms, it would have qualitatively different indicators today.

"Today, we have 95 percent of roads in a catastrophic state. If reforms had been launched in 2007, today we'd have only 10 percent of such roads. That is, Ukrainians would be now travelling on good roads. So, we have to plan for the future and not only for today," said Hroisman.

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He also noted that Ukraine is seen as "a business-unfriendly country." In his opinion, this fact is also to be blamed on the lack of comprehensive reforms.

"In 10 years, I would like to see in these slides that people live better and longer ... We must overcome poverty. To this end, we've drawn up a mid-term plan. In 2017, it is crucial that we carry out reforms to boost the economy," he concluded.
   
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