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 New service centers, liquidation of fire inspection, e-passports, - Interior Minister Avakov on planned reforms

Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov elaborated on his ministry's reform plan by the end of the year. The agency intends to open new service centers in four regions, reform the State Migration Service and State Emergency Service.

Avakov announced this on air of 24 Channel, Censor.NET reports citing the Interior Ministry's communications department.

According to the minister, the first new service center of the Interior Ministry was opened in Kyiv in summer, with four or five planned by the end of the year in other regions. New service centers are designed to provide high-quality administrative services for citizens.

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The second stage of reforms, Avakov said, would be the reform of the State Migration Service. It includes e-passports for Ukrainian citizens that will launch in November. The whole transition process will take 10 years, the minister noted.

The third direction of reforms is aimed at the State Emergency Service, namely its fire rescue department. The reform includes liquidation of fire inspection and creation of volunteer fire fighting brigades, similar to those in the U.S. and Europe.

The minister hopes to involve Ukrainian war veterans in the new service.

"This will be additional income for them and more preferences, despite the fact it is volunteering. I think experienced people and youth with apply to serve," Avakov added.
 
 
 
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