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 2016-2018 must become years of road construction, Poroshenko says

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called road construction a priority of budget funding as he addressed the NSDC members.

Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

"We have a common position that 2016, 2017, and 2018 must be years of road construction. This is what we must demonstrate as an important priority for today," the head of state said.

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According to the president, funding of road repair and construction has increased tenfold compared with 2013.

Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance of continuing decentralization in the state, for it significantly broadened the opportunities of local communities' development.

"I am sure that we must continue a principled line on decentralization. The first reports from local administrations prove that responsibility of local government increases when we convey rights and financial resources," he said.

According to the president, statistics of major cities shows that they have collected more funds in the first half of 2016 than over the entire 2014. This applies to Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa and most of the regional centers.

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